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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: DHCS RFI, Legislative recap, What you missed

| Sep 3, 2020 | California

The current seven-day average of new daily cases statewide is 4,918. One month ago on August 1, the 7-day average was 8,026, a 39% reduction in new daily cases. The rate hasn’t been this low since June 25th. Unfortunately, at this new, lower rate, one in 22 Californians will be...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Capitol insiders, Alex Briscoe, 2020 elections

| Aug 17, 2020 | California

Tomorrow, we host our virtual event for the 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference! We have a good crowd of more than 350 attendees signed up from across the California health policy ecosystem. We also have a number of national figures joining as both speakers and registrants....[ Read More ]

5 Things California: State budget, Medi-Cal wave, Racism in health care

| Aug 4, 2020 | California

We are super excited to be hosting our 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference in two weeks! You'll see the registration rate is about 50% off our normal price for State of Reform, so I hope you will consider joining us. Since March, we've built a unique...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Nathan Fletcher, 50+ speakers, SB 977

| Jul 21, 2020 | California

Shelley Rouillard has been one of the steady hands in California state government when it comes to health policy. She led DMHC under both Gov. Brown and Gov. Newsom. She announced her departure from state service in the spring, but has now stepped down. Her steady leadership in an area...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: 2020 Budget Act, Health Homes Program, COVID-19 costs

| Jul 2, 2020 | California

We are six weeks out from our 2020 Northern California Health Policy Conference coming up on August 18th! Based on input from a range of folks, we've added four more break out sessions on topics getting discussed among senior health care executives and health policy leaders right now in California. This...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Virtual NorCal conference, Will Lightbourne, Public health resignations

| Jun 17, 2020 | California

We have calendared our 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference for August 18th - only two months away! You can take a look at the Topical Agenda for a sense of the conversations we have teed up. We're likely to add more sessions to the one-day event,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget update, Brad Gilbert, 5 Slides video

| Jun 4, 2020 | California

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A with Sen. Pat Bates, Telehealth legislation, Changes to Medi-Cal

| May 19, 2020 | California

We launch a new series tomorrow called "5 Slides We're Discussing" where some of the most thoughtful folks in health care bring a slide capturing some of the biggest challenges we face today. I discuss this more below, but we'd love to have you register at either of our first...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: May revise, Contact tracing, COVID in rural California

| May 7, 2020 | California

A new study reviews the four flu pandemics of the last 100 years. (I didn’t know we had four either.) The frustrating takeaway from the three most likely scenarios: “Based on the most recent flu pandemics, this outbreak will likely last 18 to 24 months… It likely won’t be halted until 60%...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Financial impacts on providers, "The Special Session," CalAIM

| Apr 24, 2020 | California

For many of us, we are not simply "working from home." We're at home, trying to work. It's not the same. And as these weeks grind into months, we should try to give ourselves a little grace to feel less productive than normal. And, the room to simply be sad...[ Read More ]