Medi-Cal Managed Care
Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net
Working with Medi-Cal managed care plans and community health centers across the state, CHCF is implementing the initiative, Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net, to improve access to specialty care among Medi-Cal enrollees.
New CHCF Investment Streamlines Care Coordination in the Safety Net
April 18, 2018
Investing in Innovation, Data Exchange
Health care providers cannot effectively coordinate a patient’s care without access to a shared set of accurate clinical information about that patient. That’s what Collective Medical aims to provide, and that’s why it has received the CHCF Innovation Fund’s latest program-related investment.
For Better Outcomes and Significant Savings, Medi-Cal Must Pay Health Plans Differently
April 4, 2018
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
California can strengthen its use of payment as a tool to drive performance improvements and create greater value in the Medi-Cal program, and to enhance care for Medi-Cal's more than 13 million members.
Intended Consequences: Modernizing Medi-Cal Rate Setting to Improve Health and Manage Costs
Manatt Health, Optumas Healthcare
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
The current Medi-Cal rate-setting methodology can hurt health plans that invest in initiatives that lower costs (such as care coordination), thereby discouraging more plans from making those investments. A new rate-setting methodology is needed.
Feb. 2018 Edition — California Health Insurance Enrollment
In 2016, California's health insurers reported 32.6 million enrollees. This quick reference guide breaks down that number. Data files with these enrollment numbers are available to download.
California Lawmakers Asked CHCF How to Improve Access to Care in Medi-Cal. Here’s What We Told Them.
February 8, 2018
Chris Perrone, director of CHCF's Improving Access team, told the California Legislature how Medi-Cal expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has affected access to care for people who rely on the program.
SB 1004 Implementation Technical Assistance Series: Assessing Capacity and Launching Services
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Assess your readiness and prepare to launch SB 1004 palliative care, by determining local capacity, developing strategies to fill gaps, and developing plans for engaging patients and providers.
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.
Medi-Cal Enrollment of Seniors and People with Disabilities, County by County
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal covers about two million seniors with low incomes and people with disabilities in California. Under the Senate's BCRA, this population may be severely impacted.
New Resource Demystifies Medi-Cal’s Mental Health Coverage Under the ACA
September 27, 2016
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
Many of the 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries are unaware of the 2014 expansion of Medi-Cal mental health coverage. Resources are now available to help the public understand and use these benefits.