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Laura Lundberg | Apr 30, 2019 | California

Status update on California’s Whole Person Care pilot programs

Emily Boerger | Apr 29, 2019 | California

New IHA Cost & Quality Atlas data suggests benefits of risk-based payment models

Marjie High | Apr 22, 2019 | California

The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) released the third California Regional Health Care & Cost Quality Atlas this month. The Atlas includes over two dozen standardized measures of clinical quality, utilization, and total cost of care for close to 30 million Californians and is freely and publicly available. According to Jeffrey...[ Read More ]

LA County to partner with state in prescription drug purchasing plan

Marjie High | Apr 17, 2019 | California

From a press conference at LA County’s Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Governor Newsom, together with LA County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the LA County Department of Health Services and Patricia Perez, State President of AARP, announced on April 17th that LA...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Hospital payments, Primary care, Long term care

| Apr 16, 2019 | California

With three and a half weeks to go before our 2019 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we are putting the final touches on our list of more than 65 speakers. And, since those folks are working on the issues that we are all watching in California health care,...[ Read More ]

LAO report analyzes Medi-Cal pharmacy services carve-out

Marjie High | Apr 12, 2019 | California

The Legislative Analyst Office released a new report this week on the potential impact of a Medi-Cal carve out for managed care pharmacy services. The new policy came out of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on drug pricing signed in early January 2019 that directs the Department of Health Care Services...[ Read More ]

The 2019 Northern California State of Reform Detailed Agenda is now available!

Marjie High | Apr 10, 2019 | California

The Detailed Agenda for the 2019 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Sacramento on May 9th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that has helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important...[ Read More ]

Dignity Health and Shields Health Solutions announce specialty pharmacy services expansion

Marjie High | Apr 9, 2019 | California

San Francisco based Dignity Health recently announced that it will expand its new Dignity Health Specialty Pharmacy program in partnership with Shields Health Solutions, a specialty pharmacy integrator and accelerator. Dignity’s Specialty Pharmacy Program began distribution and management of medications for 20 complex conditions late last year at St. Joseph’s...[ Read More ]

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