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Gov. Newsom makes two CHHSA appointments

DJ Wilson | Oct 18, 2019 | California

Senior living facilities grapple with power outages

Michael Goldberg | Oct 16, 2019 | California

As word began to spread of Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) plan to cut power to about 800,000 customers, senior living facilities in the affected areas wasted no time taking precautionary measures. There was little time to waste as PG&E’s hastily announced plan caught many by surprise. For Prestige Assisted...[ Read More ]

North County Health Services Joins the OCHIN Collaborative

| Oct 16, 2019 | California

North County Health Services (NCHS) announced a strategic partnership with OCHIN to provide a comprehensive Electronic Health and Dental Record (EHR/EDR) system, practice management, and other solutions to serve its more than 67,000 patients in North San Diego County and Riverside County.     OCHIN is a national nonprofit organization that helps community...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Beau Hennemann, Anthem Blue Cross

Emily Boerger | Oct 14, 2019 | California

Beau Hennemann is the Director of Special Programs at Anthem Blue Cross. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss Anthem’s work in building community and partnerships, specifically focusing on a program in Pomona that utilizes these partnerships to connect homeless Anthem members with housing.  ...[ Read More ]

Report calls for "paradigm shift" in how Medi-Cal eligible children receive care

Emily Boerger | Oct 11, 2019 | California

A paper from the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy proposes a “paradigm shift” in how the state delivers and finances care for Medi-Cal eligible infants and toddlers. Rather than focusing on delivering individual services, the First 5 Center recommends a “Whole-Family Wellness Hub-and Spoke Model” to meet the needs of...[ Read More ]

First SB 17 report suggests 8% annual increase in wholesale drug costs

Emily Boerger | Oct 11, 2019 | California

At the end of September, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) released its first quarterly report on wholesale prescription drug cost information. OSHPD released the report as a result of SB 17 – California’s 2017 drug price transparency legislation. The bill requires drug manufacturers to provide OSHPD...[ Read More ]

State uninsured rate varies by partisanship, Medicaid expansion, age, race, income

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Alaska, California, Hawaii

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of uninsured in each state following the implementation of the ACA nearly a decade ago. The report also breaks down the analysis by city, race and income level. Experts who compiled the report used 2018 US Census Bureau data.  WalletHub’s findings also compare...[ Read More ]

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