Recovery Within Reach: Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Addiction Comes to Primary Care
Barbara Masters, Mary Rainwater
Opioid Safety, Providers
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction can speed recovery and save lives. What does it take for clinics to incorporate MAT programs into primary care settings?
California Eligibility and Enrollment Report: Insurance Affordability Programs
California Department of Health Care Services, Covered California
A mandatory report to the California legislature provides an official reckoning of how many residents have gained health insurance and through which pathways.
Room for Improvement: Consumers’ Experience Enrolling Online with Covered California
gotoresearch, Claudia Page
ACA/Health Reform, Patient-Centered Care
How did consumers fare during Covered California's third open enrollment period? User testing reveals that enrolling in health coverage online remains a challenge.
Palliative Care Measure Menu
Kathleen Kerr, Brian Cassel, Lewis Broome
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
This tool enables palliative care (PC) leaders, quality professionals, and administrators to quickly and efficiently select a feasible, balanced portfolio of quality measures that mirror the scope and focus of a given PC program.
Managing Cost of Care: Lessons from Successful Organizations
Suzanne Hansen, Diane Stewart
ACA/Health Reform, Payment & Financing
Health care organizations across California are trying to figure out how best to manage the total cost of patient care while maintaining quality. We check out some successful strategies.
House Calls: California Program for Homebound Patients Reduces Monthly Spending, Delivers Meaningful Care
Glenn Melnick, Lois Green
Patient-Centered Care, Payment & Financing
Research in Health Affairs finds that Medicare patients enrolled in house-calls programs had fewer emergency visits, spent less time as inpatients, and saved money.
Sacramento: Pressures to Control Costs Persist Alongside Growing Capacity and Access Challenges
Mathematica Policy Research
Payment & Financing
The Sacramento region's health care sector has been mostly stable, but capacity constraints and access challenges remain. This report provides a snapshot.
San Francisco Bay Area: Major Players Drive Regional Network Development
Ha Tu, Len Finocchio, Annie Doubleday, Kristie Liao
ACA/Health Reform, Workforce, Payment & Financing
In the San Francisco Bay Area, large players are consolidating control of hospitals and physician organizations. This issue brief documents the region's fast-evolving health care marketplace.
Empire Building by the Bay: Consolidating Control of Hospitals and Physician Organizations in the Bay Area
In the San Francisco Bay Area, health care empires are being built as providers form affiliations with other providers and with health plans. This interactive infographic provides a county-by-county look at which health players are consolidating control of the market.
Channeling the Flow: Data Infrastructure for Population Health in the Safety Net
Mark Elson, Alex Horowitz
Health care data are becoming increasingly portable across provider organizations and information technology systems. Concomitant advances in infrastructure are needed to manage the data flow.