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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: Medi-Cal redeterminations, Older adult homelessness, Naloxone vending machines

| Mar 27, 2023 | California

In this edition, we provide an update on some of the work underway to prepare for Medi-Cal redeterminations, conversations in the legislature about how to respond to the high rate of older adults experiencing homelessness, information about San Diego County's first naloxone vending machine, and more. We recently released the Topical...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Youth BH survey, Filed health bills, Healthcare cost concerns

| Feb 24, 2023 | California

This edition features information from a recent survey of youth behavioral health, as well as recommendations from the state for how to improve the provision of such services. We also include coverage of some of the bills that have been filed for consideration this session. While some of these might not...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Health data sharing agreement, Population Health Management, Medicare Med-Cal Plans

| Dec 9, 2022 | California

I hope you're gearing up for a great holiday season! In today's edition of "5 Things," you'll find information about California's new, first-of-its kind Data Sharing Agreement, the large-scale Medi-Cal Population Health Management program slated for January, and how dually eligible Californians can be more effectively served through DHCS's upcoming Medicare...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM Recovery Incentives Program, NP independent practice, Medi-Cal spending projections

| Nov 23, 2022 | California

In this week's newsletter, we feature information on the upcoming CalAIM Recovery Incentive program for combatting stimulant use, recommendations for implementing the recently passed legislation to allow NPs to practice without physician supervision, and the Legislative Analyst's Office's predictions about Medi-Cal spending over the next few years. Thanks for reading!...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: ED discharge data & the unhoused, Presumptive Medi-Cal eligibility, MedZed/Molina partnership

| Nov 9, 2022 | California

This edition features recommendations about using emergency department discharge data to improve service delivery for unhoused individuals, insight about how presumptive Medi-Cal eligibility can be used as an on-ramp for enrolling individuals in full Medi-Cal coverage, and reporting on a partnership between Molina Healthcare and MedZed that is successfully lowering...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Ballot measures, Legislative update, MMC procurement lawsuits

| Oct 19, 2022 | California

This newsletter features an overview of 2 upcoming ballot initiatives that have significant implications for health policy, a legislative update following the conclusion of the eventful 2021-2022 legislative session, and an overview of some health plans' litigation against DHCS following the controversial announcement of 2024 Medi-Cal Managed Care contract awardees. Thanks...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: LA conference keynotes, Panel coverage

| Oct 6, 2022 | California

It was fantastic to see so many of you at last month's 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference! This newsletter features a recap of the event's keynotes and some of the panel conversations from the day. Our video team also made a "What You Missed" video from the event that...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Children & Youth Behavioral Health Initiative, Medi-Cal on the ground, Moving from awareness to action on health equity

| Sep 20, 2022 | California

The 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference is this Thursday, Sept. 22nd! We're so excited to see folks at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport this week. Peruse the list of panels and speakers scheduled for the day, and if you haven't already, there's still time to register to be with us. We...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Kids' mental health, '5 Slides' recap, CHCF care transition insight

| Sep 8, 2022 | California

We're getting closer by the day to our 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Sept. 22nd! In addition to information about the event's Detailed Agenda, this newsletter features analysis of Gov. Newsom's Master Plan for Kids' Mental Health, a summary of our recent "5 Slides" event on CalAIM...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CARE Court legislation, Feedback on CalAIM implementation, Nurse practitioners & abortion

| Aug 18, 2022 | California

We are well underway with our agenda development for the upcoming 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Sept. 22nd! If you haven't already done so, you can take a look at the Topical Agenda to see the conversations we have lined up. You can register here if you haven't already—we'd be thrilled...[ Read More ]