Complex Care Needs
Meeting the Moment: Strengthening Managed Care’s Capacity to Serve California’s Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Center for Health Care Strategies, Chapman Consulting
This issue brief highlights challenges and opportunities to improve care for Medi-Cal Seniors and Persons with Disabilities under the state's CalAIM initiative.
Dual Purpose: Opportunities for Technology to Help People Enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare
October 30, 2020
Investing in Innovation
A conversation with Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, an angel investor and former chief medical officer of the federal Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services.
Californians with Low Incomes Struggle to Navigate Both Medi-Cal and Medicare
October 28, 2020
Amber Christ, Georgia Burke
Medi-Cal, Health Equity
One might think dual enrollment in Medicare and Medi-Cal should provide relief from health coverage worries, but many of the 1.4 million Californians with low incomes who are enrolled in both programs find it as much a struggle as a help.
Long-Term Services and Supports in Medi-Cal
Athena Chapman, Elizabeth Evenson
Millions of Californians covered by Medi-Cal live with disabling conditions or chronic illnesses and require assistance with common activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. In California, a patchwork of programs provide services to help these people; they are known as long-term services and supports (LTSS).
Bed Check: Inpatient Psychiatric Care in Three California Counties
Mathematica Policy Research
In June 2018, San Diego’s Tri-City Medical Center announced it would eliminate 30 inpatient psychiatric beds. This closure is part of a 25-year reduction in California’s supply of inpatient psychiatric beds, during a time when demand for mental health care services across the state has been increasing. An investigation was conducted into the factors contributing to the availability of and demand for inpatient psychiatric care in the state.
Californians with Chronic Conditions — Almanac Collection
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the biggest contributor to health care costs. The Almanac reports in this collection look at major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.
Addressing Homelessness Is High on Governor Newsom’s Agenda
March 2, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Homelessness & Health Care
Stories That Caught Our Attention: The governor devoted nearly his entire State of the State address to California’s housing and homelessness crisis.
Inland Empire’s McNaughton Feels a ‘Sacred Calling’ to Connect People with Care
January 10, 2020
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Workforce, Payment & Financing, Health Care Costs
The Inland Empire Health Plan's new CEO is continuing the trailblazing path that Californians have come to expect from the large and influential managed care plan.
Health Care System Accepting New Math: Housing = Health
November 18, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Care Costs
Stories That Caught Our Attention: The nation's largest health insurer is trying a new strategy -- improving care for Medicaid enrollees with complex medical problems by providing social assistance, including housing.
CIN Connections, Fall 2019: Improving Care for California’s Future
Health Care Costs
This issue of CIN Connections features insights on California's policy landscape from California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly and California Senator Holly Mitchell, tips on building a new model for complex care, and CIN partners' future goals in tackling CIN priority areas.