Medi-Cal Managed Care
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.
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, Older Adults with Complex Needs
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.
Getting to Care: A Look at Medi-Cal’s Transportation Benefit
Athena Chapman, Elizabeth Evenson, Len Finocchio, Shawn Blosser
In 2016 California lawmakers expanded Medi-Cal coverage to provide more comprehensive coverage for the cost of transportation to medical services. This report provides an overview of the implementation and experiences of this expanded benefit.
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).
CIN Resource Page: Addressing Social Needs That Impact Health
This California Improvement Network resource page focuses on tools and strategies for improving health outcomes by addressing patients’ social needs, including how to prioritize social needs strategies, supporting staff in effectively addressing social needs, and building partnerships with community-based organizations.
The State of Telehealth in Medi-Cal Managed Care
Never have the benefits and importance of expanding access to telehealth been more evident than they are now, in the midst of a global pandemic from COVID-19. The potential of telehealth to help patients get the care they need when they need it is particularly great in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
Mental Health in California
Adriana Ramos-Yamamoto, Scott Graves
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Homelessness & Health Care
This chartbook from the California Budget & Policy Center provides a detailed look at California's public mental health system, which serves more than a million California children, youth, and adults annually.