Complex Care Needs
Hidden in Plain Sight
November 15, 2017
The director of CHCF's Innovation Fund talks about entrepreneurial opportunities for innovation within Medicaid. The fund invests in companies trying to improve accessibility, quality, and value for Californians with low incomes.
Beyond Cancer: A New Palliative Care Approach Targets High-Risk Liver Patients
November 6, 2017
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Patients receiving innovative palliative care services for advanced liver disease at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles wish everyone with that illness had access to the same innovative care.
As People Leave Jail and Prison, Clinics Connect Them to Needed Health Services
May 15, 2017
Jane Garcia, David Panush
Under the ACA, many people leaving jail are newly eligible for Medi-Cal, and some forward-thinking clinics are helping them access care that is profoundly improving their lives.
Rural Pregnant Women with Opioid Addiction Find a Doctor, Not a Judge
March 8, 2017
Candy Stockton, MD, saw the chance to make a big difference in her rural Northern California community: treating pregnant women with opioid addiction to help two generations at once.
Breaking the Logjam: CHCF Supports State Development of Legal Guidance on Health Information-Sharing
November 4, 2016
Behavioral Health, Data Exchange
To break the data logjam that impedes coordinated care, CHCF supports development of state guidance on rules for sharing sensitive patient information among providers.
Reining in California’s Skyrocketing Diabetes Epidemic
August 23, 2016
Medi-Cal, Health Care Costs
Diabetes cost California an estimated $24.5 billion in 2011 and its cost could climb to $39 billion by 2021. Remarkably, California spends only three cents per person each year on diabetes prevention — less than any other state.
How Will the Nation’s First Organized Delivery System for Drug Treatment Services in Medicaid Succeed?
August 6, 2016
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
The California Senate Office of Research points out some of the hurdles that must be overcome in the implementation of Medi-Cal's new approach to drug treatment services.
Teaming Up to Transform Care in the Safety Net
February 26, 2016
The CHCF Innovation Fund helps Landmark Health road-test a model of team care in California that upends the fee-for-service paradigm by delivering in-home services to patients with complex conditions.