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California expands coverage to undocumented immigrants

Laura Burns | Aug 5, 2019 | California

What They're Watching: Barsam Kasravi, Anthem Blue Cross

Laura Lundberg | Aug 1, 2019 | California

Q&A: Assemblyman Devon Mathis, AD 26

Emily Viles | Aug 1, 2019 | California

California's Valued Trust members gain access to Sutter Health | Aetna plans

| Jul 30, 2019 | California

Sutter Health | Aetna [last week] announced it has entered into an agreement with California’s Valued Trust (CVT) to provide five Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans. All plans focus on delivering to the education community comprehensive coverage for high-quality care, an integrated member experience and easy-to-access options. Each plan will...[ Read More ]

LOWN Institute releases report "California’s health paradox: Too much health care spending may lead to poor community health"

Laura Burns | Jul 29, 2019 | California

Earlier this month, the LOWN Institute of California released a report examining the relationship between health outcomes and social spending, titled “California’s health care paradox: Too much health care spending may lead to poor community health.” The report finds that California, like many states, has responded to the rising health...[ Read More ]

OCHIN secures $8M in federal funds to leverage technology for high quality care

| Jul 25, 2019 | California, Oregon

Today, OCHIN received three years of federal funding totaling $8.1 million to support nearly 100 health centers across the country. About 1 in 12 people living in the U.S. receive health care in a community health center and these funds allow OCHIN to foster increased connection between critical primary care providers....[ Read More ]

The California Health Care Foundation releases report on state plan to develop all payer claims database

Laura Burns | Jul 25, 2019 | California

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) released a new report this month on disclosure of health care pricing titled, The Secret of Health Care Prices: Why Transparency Is in the Public Interest. The authors of the article are executive staff and researchers from The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition,...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

| Jul 24, 2019 | California

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Kelly Pfeifer, 52, of San Francisco, has been appointed deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services at the California Department of Health Care Services. Pfeifer has been director of high-value care at the California Health Care Foundation since 2014. She was chief...[ Read More ]

L.A. Care awards $1.2 million to help launch Health Homes

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2019 | California

At the beginning of July, L.A. Care announced their plan to invest $1.2 million to help 20 clinics and organizations implement the Health Homes Program (HHP). HHP, established through the Affordable Care Act, is an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit designed to coordinate care for individuals with chronic and complex...[ Read More ]

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