Country Road: Bringing Palliative Care to Rural California
Monique Parrish, Kathleen Kerr
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Workforce
Palliative care can improve the lives of seriously ill patients and reduce health care costs, but the rural parts of California have a very limited supply.
Remedy for the Rural Opioid Epidemic: Leaders Discuss Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment in Primary Care
Experts from across California talked about how to make medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction more readily available in rural areas, where the need is great.
Changing Course: The Role of Health Plans in Curbing the Opioid Epidemic
Donna Laverdiere, Margarita Pereyda, Jason Silva, Margaret Tatar
Health plans can play a key role in changing the course of the opioid overuse epidemic. California plan leaders share a successful four-part strategy and make recommendations for action.
Moving Medi-Cal Forward on the Path to Delivery System Transformation
Cindy Mann, Naomi Newman, Alice Lam
How can we ensure that Medi-Cal consistently delivers excellent access, quality, and patient experience? A Manatt report articulates a pathway for advancing Medi-Cal delivery system and payment reform.
Balancing the Books: How Affordable Is Health Insurance Through Covered California When Local Cost of Living Is Taken Into Account?
Insurance Coverage, Payment & Financing
A county-by-county analysis shows what a typical household needs to earn to cover basic living expenses as well as health insurance through Covered California.