Humboldt and Del Norte Counties: Community Collaboration in the Face of Health Adversity
Jill Yegian, Katrina Connolly
The rural North Coast California counties of Humboldt and Del Norte face multiple health and health care challenges, including high death rates from preventable causes and shortages of health care providers. The region is addressing these challenges through strong collaborative efforts.
The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Hospitals: March Through July 2020
Glenn Melnick, Susan Maerki
Health Care Costs
As COVID-19 containment efforts took hold, patient volume at California hospitals fell precipitously as hospitals discontinued elective and nonurgent care while drastically increasing inpatient bed supply to treat a predicted surge of COVID-19 patients. This analysis provides initial estimates of some of the immediate financial and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on California’s hospitals and health care system.
Examining the Authority of California’s Attorney General in Health Care Mergers
Samuel M. Chang, Thomas Greaney, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King
Health Care Costs
The health care industry has recently experienced horizontal, vertical, and cross-market consolidation unprecedented in scale and scope. This report examines the California attorney general's existing merger oversight authority, compares that to the authority held by other state AGs, and then offers a series of considerations for policymakers interested in ensuring that California’s health care markets operate in a more consumer-friendly manner.
Technology’s Emerging Role in the COVID-19 Response
April 15, 2020
Investing in Innovation, Medi-Cal, Telehealth, Workforce
Technology companies supported by the CHCF Health Innovation Fund are working on ways to harness their existing technologies to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.