Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs in California, 2013 to 2017
ACA/Health Reform, Payment & Financing
This page provides the most recent data on uncompensated care costs at California hospitals. Since the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, the cost of uncompensated care at California hospitals has dropped to an all-time low, from $3 billion (in 2013) to $1.3 billion (in 2017).
How to Pay for It: MAT in the Emergency Department
Opioid Safety, Payment & Financing
The emergency department is an ideal setting to begin medication-assisted treatment. This paper provides answers to frequently asked questions about MAT, focusing on funding and payment options.
It’s Time to Pay Medi-Cal Plans Differently
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
On February 27, 2019, Chris Perrone, director of Improving Access at CHCF, testified before the California Senate Committee on Health during an informational hearing on "Improving Performance and Aligning Incentives in Commercial Health Insurance and Medi-Cal." Read his testimony.
2013 Edition — Quality of Care
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
The quality of health care in California is improving, yet significant disparities persist in some areas. This Almanac report, Quality of Care: Steps in the Right Direction, provides data on a number of measures, including childbirth, children's health, and management of patients with common chronic conditions.
2019 Edition — California’s Health Care Safety Net
Matthew Newman, Eunice Roh
This Almanac report, California’s Health Care Safety Net: A Patchwork of Programs and Providers, presents data on the providers and programs that comprise California’s system for providing health care to people with low incomes.
2009 Edition — Long-Term Care in California
Charlene Harrington, Theodore Tsoukalas
In 2007, more than a million Californians used long-term care services, including institutional and home- and community-based services. This Almanac report highlights the changes taking place within California’s long-term care system.
2013 Edition — California Hospitals
Lisa Maiuro, Bret Corzine
This Almanac report, California Hospitals: Buildings, Beds, and Business, looks at the state of California's general acute care hospitals in 2010. It examines bed supply and capacity, use of services, financial health, and selected quality measures.
2013 Edition — California’s Health Care Safety Net
Trisha McMahon, Matthew Newman
The health care safety net is a patchwork of programs and providers that serve low-income Californians without private health insurance. This report provides a snapshot of California’s safety net at a critical juncture ahead of the full implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in 2014.
2010 Edition — California’s Health Care Safety Net
Trisha McMahon, Matthew Newman
The health care safety net is a term that describes the intersection of three loosely coordinated, continuously evolving components: public health care programs, health care providers, and the population of low-income uninsured with unmet medical needs. This report provides a snapshot of California’s health care safety net on the eve of what will likely be a decade of fundamental transformation.
2013 Edition — California Health Plans and Insurers
The insurance market in California is set to undergo enormous changes when the Affordable Care Act takes full effect in 2014 and millions of residents become eligible for public insurance or subsidies for private insurance. This report provides a performance baseline for health plans and insurers before the law begins to influence the marketplace.
Behavioral Health Integration in Medi-Cal: A Blueprint for California
Logan Kelly, Allison Hamblin, Stephen Kaplan
People in Medi-Cal with complex behavioral and physical health needs face a fragmented system that is challenging to navigate. This paper offers recommendations to build an integrated system of care in Medi-Cal, bringing together physical health, mental health, and substance use services to treat the whole person.