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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things California: Reactions to the budget, DHCS director, Kimberly Gallo

| Jan 23, 2020 | California

We are covering the budget, the courts, and agency issues in this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. If you've been reading us for a while, you'll know these are meant to be five short reads on things we think are important for senior health care executives and health policy...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Newsom's budget, MFAR rule, Tayler Trotter

| Jan 7, 2020 | California

With a new year comes a new legislative session! Legislators are reconvening in Sacramento this week for what could be an ambitious year, catalyzed by the national political climate and some pent up enthusiasm for bigger reforms in health care. We are tracking some early signals to see how the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Asm. Marie Waldron, Covered California, Kellie Todd Griffin

| Dec 18, 2019 | California

In this time of gratitude, I want to share my thanks to our team at State of Reform. They are smart, hard working, and brave - and an honor to work with. Emily Boerger is often my right and left hand in writing 5 Things, and completely invaluable. So, thank...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Sen. Richard Pan, Samoa, CalAIM

| Dec 5, 2019 | California

If you weren't able to make our 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference this week, you can see "What You Missed."  There was tremendous energy and optimism in the hallways and sessions. Sen. Richard Pan was very strong, as was Asm. Marie Waldron. So, some of our content...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: County-led initiatives, 2020 legislative session, Social determinants

| Nov 19, 2019 | California

We are now two weeks away from our San Diego event, the 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's the third of three events we host each year in California. And, since much of what we're watching in California health care is going to be on the stage...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM, David Wetherelt, Augmedix

| Nov 5, 2019 | California

Thursday, we release our list of speakers curated and ready for you to engage with at the 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in San Diego on December 3rd. It's a quick 4 weeks away, which will be here before you know it. We'd be honored to have...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Newsom's first session, Beau Hennemann, Drug transparency

| Oct 16, 2019 | California

In case you missed it, our Topical Agenda is now out for our 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on December 3rd. It feels like things in our politics are moving so quickly these days, it's hard to know where we will be in seven weeks...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Steve Wigginton, LA keynotes, "Aging Roadmap"

| Oct 4, 2019 | California

This month, we feature what is, I think, one of the most interesting studies in California health care in some time. It says that, for all of the energy going into Medi-Cal managed care over the years, the progress on quality has been modest - in fact mostly unchanged.  It's...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM, What You Missed, Scott Suckow

| Sep 19, 2019 | California

We had a great event yesterday at our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference! With about 250 folks in the room, it was a very strong cross-section of senior leaders. The conversations and panel discussions informed much of what we're watching in California health care in September 2019,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Cynthia Buiza, Plan-Provider Relations, Scott Christman

| Sep 4, 2019 | California

This is the last 5 Things newsletter you'll get from me before our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 18th. And, because the topics we watch for this newsletter are also often the topics teed up at State of Reform, I wanted to feature a few of...[ Read More ]