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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: Q&A w/John Baackes, Public health in the budget, HCBS spending plan

| Jun 15, 2021 | California

While DJ is away on vacation, I’ll be bringing you the next few editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in California and a number of other states. Feel free to...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Med-Cal draft RFP, Convening Panel, Pharmacy deserts

| Jun 3, 2021 | California

Every bright summer day seems like one more day we are closer to having the pandemic behind us. Yet, I'm getting this feeling that the post-COVID economy is going to be too fast and too furious for my liking. The WSJ says "The economic recovery is here. It's unlike anything you've...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: May Revise, Access to care, Federal health agenda

| May 20, 2021 | California

While this newsletter focuses on California health care and health policy, we're now covering health care in 15 states. We track federal policy, too. So, if you're interested in seeing our reporting from multiple states, or want to just track all of our reporting on California health care each morning,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Conversation w/Asm. Wood, Budget proposals, Legislative session update

| May 5, 2021 | California

We are at the front end of the "end game" for the budget this fiscal year, as legislators await the May revision to anticipated revenue for FY '22. We'll also see the Gov's new budget proposal. The final budget must be passed no later than June 15th. So, lots from...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Provider consolidation, Leveraging community in care, Telehealth policy

| Apr 20, 2021 | California

We are just two days out from our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 22nd! I'd love to have you and your executive team register for this virtual event. All of our sessions will be recorded and available to registrants. So, you can go back to...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Asm. Buffy Wicks, Legislators shaping health policy, Financial impacts on FQHCs

| Apr 5, 2021 | California

I know there are a lot of other important things going on in the world. But, tonight's game between Gonzaga and Baylor for the Men's NCAA College Basketball National Championship is on my list of things I will be watching tonight at 6:20 PM PST. If you missed the winning...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx delay, Health bills out of committee, Detailed Agenda

| Mar 19, 2021 | California

We are 5 weeks out from our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and it's shaping up to be another very strong event. We will tell you all about the speakers lined up next week when we release the full list. Until then, here are a few key...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: State HIE options, Topical Agenda, ACA subsidy expansion

| Mar 3, 2021 | California

We have two great conferences coming up for you: one focused on federal policy and the Biden administration, and one focused on the unique challenges in Northern California health care. And, both are referenced below in our 5 Things We're Watching in California health care for the beginning of March, 2021.      ...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx, Budget hearing, Post-COVID telehealth policy

| Feb 18, 2021 | California

We are gearing up for our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 22nd. Expect almost 400 of your closest friends in California health care at this virtual event where you'll be able to network and learn about some of the most pressing topics...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Sen. Wiener, CalAIM timeline, 5 slides conversation

| Feb 3, 2021 | California

Our Convening Panel got together last week to talk through the agenda for our upcoming 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. That event is set for April 22nd, and is one of the primary drivers of revenue for us at State of Reform. All of our content is free --...[ Read More ]