Can Behavioral Health Entrepreneurs Finally Break Through?
September 20, 2019
Investing in Innovation, Behavioral Health
In 2018, health tech start-ups raised nearly $400 million in funding for technology investments related to behavioral health. In what areas are innovators making genuine progress?
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.
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.
Quantifying Integrated Physical and Behavioral Health Care in Medi-Cal
Blue Sky Consulting Group
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.
California Surgeon General Puts Spotlight on Childhood Trauma
May 23, 2019
California's first surgeon general wants the state's health care system to understand the impact that childhood trauma has on lifelong health outcomes. Nadine Burke Harris told us how she'll accomplish that.
For Californians Most in Need, Whole Person Care Pilots Break Down Barriers
April 25, 2019
Behavioral Health, Data Exchange, Medi-Cal
Whole Person Care pilots are gaining momentum and have attracted more than 100,000 enrollees so far. The pilots could make significant improvements in care for the most vulnerable Californians.
Mitch Katz Leads Candid Discussion About Health Costs
April 3, 2019
Health Care Costs
Video: Mitch Katz, MD, the former Los Angeles County health director who left last year to take the helm of New York City Health + Hospitals, returned to California to give the California Improvement Network his provocative views on managing financial risk and total cost of care.
The Population Health Learning Network
In partnership with the Center for Care Innovations and the Blue Shield of California Foundation, CHCF launched the Population Heath Learning Network (PHLN) in March 2018. The PHLN aims to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.2 million Californians by strengthening the population health management capabilities of safety-net organizations.
Newsom Names Pediatrician as California HHS Secretary
March 15, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, a physician with expertise in health care delivery and community outcomes, will soon take the helm of the California Health and Human Services Agency.
Behavioral Health Integration in Medi-Cal: A Blueprint for California
Logan Kelly, Allison Hamblin, Stephen Kaplan
People in Medi-Cal with complex behavioral and physical health needs face a fragmented system that is challenging to navigate. This paper offers recommendations to build an integrated system of care in Medi-Cal, bringing together physical health, mental health, and substance use services to treat the whole person.
Medi-Cal is the foundation of California’s health care safety net and a major component of the state’s budget. The Medi-Cal Explained series provides an overview of the program, including the people it serves, the services it provides, and how it is organized, managed, and financed.