2019 Edition — California’s County-Based Health Plans
The state's county-based health plans are public entities organized through one or more counties to ensure that Medi-Cal enrollees, and in some cases county employees and Covered California enrollees, receive comprehensive care. Where are these plans and who do they cover? How have they changed between 2012 and 2018?
Infographic: Tech-Enabled Innovation in Medicaid
Investing in Innovation
This interactive infographic highlights the areas within Medicaid where technology-enabled solutions can have the greatest impact, according to the more than 100 stakeholders that CHCF convened through its Primed Roundtable Series.
Integrated Physical and Behavioral Health in Medicaid Managed Care
Logan Kelly, Michelle Conway, Michelle Herman Soper
This brief distills insights from providers in three states — Arizona, New York, and Washington — that have recently transitioned to integrated managed care for physical and behavioral health conditions. It was written by the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation and CHCF.
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Under the ACA
Caroline Au Yeung, Colin Planalp
The ACA mandated mental health and addiction coverage parity to beneficiaries in the individual and small-group markets and to Medicaid expansion beneficiaries. This brief, prepared by SHADAC with CHCF support, details how the ACA applied these mandates and presents estimates of the number of people affected.
CIN Connections, Summer 2019: Leadership for Continuous Change and Improvement
With rising costs, increasing burnout, and a rapidly changing environment, health care leaders may feel like they’re facing an uphill battle. This summer 2019 issue of CIN Connections features tips, advice, and actionable information for health care leaders to effectively lead change in their organizations.
The Secret of Health Care Prices: Why Transparency Is in the Public Interest
Katherine L. Gudiksen, Samuel M. Chang, Jaime S. King
Health Care Costs, Data Exchange
Data transparency is core to bringing down health care costs. This report looks at the legal and economic implications of releasing data on the amounts paid for health care services, including negotiated rates between insurance plans and providers, as a means of controlling costs and increasing access to care.
Quantifying Integrated Physical and Behavioral Health Care in Medi-Cal
Katrina Connolly, Len Finocchio, Matthew Newman
How well does the Medi-Cal program meet the needs of patients who require both physical and behavioral health care services? Blue Sky Consulting Group has identified measures that plans and providers can use to monitor health outcomes for people who access care across multiple systems.
MAT for Opioid Use Disorder: Overcoming Objections
Despite data showing the success of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in treating drug addiction, objections are still common. This issue brief includes frequent objections and evidence-based responses.
Comments on Proposed Regulation — Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies
Sandra R. Hernández
CHCF submitted this letter in response to the Office of Management and Budget's Request for Comment on the Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies.
How to Pay for It: MAT for Hospitalized Patients
Opioid Safety, Payment & Financing
Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in hospitals is critical, given how often patients have a secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder. This paper describes how MAT is reimbursed in acute inpatient settings and addresses three areas for payment.
Affordability on California’s Individual Market Under the ACA
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
This issue brief explores trends in key data on the affordability of health coverage in California, to highlight both progress and remaining challenges to affordability on the state’s individual market under the ACA.
Health Information Exchange Metrics and Evaluation Strategy for California
This report outlines a proposed strategy for measuring and evaluating the activity of California's regional health information organizations, which are poised for growth under the new California Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program.
2010 Edition — Chronic Conditions of Californians
Camillia Lui, Steven Wallace
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the largest component of health care costs. This report examines the impact of chronic conditions on the state using 2007 data from the California Health Interview Survey.