California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Black Box of Care
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), whose numbers have increased dramatically over the past 11 years. However, due to a legal decision that removed reporting requirements for ASCs in the state, little is known about the volume of procedures, type of procedures, and financial operation of the vast majority of these facilities. This report looks at the most recent data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
Understanding the Rules: Federal Legal Considerations for State-Based Approaches to Expand Coverage in California
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
California policymakers and other stakeholders are exploring state-based approaches to expand or improve coverage within the state. This paper illuminates federal legal issues that need to be considered under each approach.
SB 1004 Implementation Technical Assistance Series: Assessing Capacity and Launching Services
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Assess your readiness and prepare to launch SB 1004 palliative care, by determining local capacity, developing strategies to fill gaps, and developing plans for engaging patients and providers.
California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers
The state's FQHCs, which are a key source of care for low-income residents, have expanded their capacity after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Learn about California's FQHCs and their patient population, payer mix, and growth.
Community Paramedicine: San Francisco Pilots Sobering Center as ED Alternative
Karen Shore, Golden State Health Policy
Through close collaboration, trained paramedics in San Francisco successfully diverted patients from the emergency department to the San Francisco Sobering Center.
California’s Uninsured: As Coverage Grows, Millions Go Without
Since implementation of the ACA, California's uninsured rate has dropped by half. Still, nearly three million remain uninsured, and there could be big changes in coverage ahead with Donald Trump's election.
Key Questions When Considering a State-Based, Single-Payer System in California
Susan Philip, Marian Mulkey
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage, Payment & Financing
There is renewed interest in a potential state-based, single-payer health care system in California. Asking key questions will help clarify what this might mean for our state.
Quality of Care: Maternal and Childbirth Health Metrics
While California continues to make progress on the quality of care provided to women during their pregnancies and deliveries, there is room for improvement. Use these interactive charts to explore the quality metrics.