Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
In September 2020, California passed AB 890, which opened the pathway for nurse practitioners (NPs) to treat patients without physician supervision. This was one of the California Future Health Workforce Commission’s priority recommendations to address the state’s shortage of health care workers.
Opioid-Dependent Newborns Get New Treatment: Mom Instead of Morphine
August 1, 2019
Dana G. Smith
Medi-Cal, Behavioral Health
Newborn care experts in Humboldt County are changing the way they treat babies born with opioid dependence. The babies spend less time in the hospital and receive less medication.
Will Low-Income Women Lose Access to the Reproductive Health Care They Need?
July 22, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Stories That Caught Our Attention: The Trump administration’s changes to the Title X Family Planning Program are expected to severely reduce access to reproductive health services in California and across the country.
Beds for Boomers — Almanac Collection
Unprecedented growth in California’s senior population, is expected to have a significant impact on the state's health care system. The Almanac reports in this collection examines the growth in the state's senior population and potential impacts on acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, and residential care facilities.
2008 Edition — Beds for Boomers
California, like the rest of the nation, is anticipating unprecedented growth in the 65+ population. This Almanac report analyzes data from 2006 and prior years, as well as projections for future years, to help hospitals and other health care stakeholders assess the impact of the aging population on the need for beds.
To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs
This guide will help community health center (CHC) leaders weigh the costs and benefits of remaining with their current electronic health record system (EHR) or switching to a different one. Many CHCs are considering this decision, as a shifting health care landscape requires EHRs, and the organizations that manage them, to meet increasingly robust requirements.
Lawmakers Grapple with Patients’ Surprise Medical Bills
April 12, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Care Costs, Coverage Trends
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: Surprise medical bills for consumers have prompted Congress to explore new legislative remedies. California lawmakers are debating next steps to protect patients in a battle that has raged for years.
California FQHCs: Financial and Operational Performance Analysis
This Capital Link report provides an aggregate financial and operational profile of California Federally Qualified Health Centers for 2013–17. This includes financial performance, utilization, payer mix, and more.
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.
2019 Edition — California’s Health Care Safety Net
Matthew Newman, Eunice Roh
This Almanac report, California’s Health Care Safety Net: A Patchwork of Programs and Providers, presents data on the providers and programs that comprise California’s system for providing health care to people with low incomes.