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CalAIM’s LTC carve-in can help MCPs transition patients out of institutions, according to experts

| May 27, 2022 | California

CalAIM has the opportunity to improve the ability of managed care plans to transition or divert patients from institutions to lower levels of care, several experts said in a California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) webinar on CalAIM’s institutional long-term care carve-in and alignment of community supports.     “[We are...[ Read More ]

Significant portion of primary care provided to Medi-Cal enrollees delivered at FQHCs, new CHCF report finds

| May 19, 2022 | California

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and related clinics, such as Look-Alikes (LALs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs), provide a significant portion of primary care visits to Medi-Cal enrollees, according to a new report published by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF).     The report specifically found that FQHCs, LALs,...[ Read More ]

CHCF reports say more incentives and regulation needed to encourage participation in statewide data sharing agreement

| May 13, 2022 | California

Assembly Bill 133, signed into law in July 2021, requires the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) to develop a data exchange framework that includes a single statewide data sharing agreement that would begin in June 2024. However, a new series of reports published by the California Health Care...[ Read More ]

Investing in primary care leads to higher quality care and lower costs, new CHCF study finds

| May 3, 2022 | California

Health care systems that invest more in primary care as part of their overall budget perform better on measures of clinical quality and patient experience, hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization, and total cost of care, according to a study recently published by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF).  ...[ Read More ]

Access to SUD treatment programs is limited as opioid deaths rise, says CHCF

| Feb 11, 2022 | California

Despite the widespread prevalence of substance use in California, only a small portion of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) are receiving treatment, according to a recent California Health Care Foundation report. The report found that of the 9% of Californians (2.9 million individuals) aged 12 and older that...[ Read More ]

CHCF survey reveals health policy priorities for Californians in 2022

| Feb 2, 2022 | California

The California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) newly-released findings report from their 2022 health policy survey revealed important data regarding health equity, health care affordability, and the health policy priorities of Californians for the upcoming year. The statewide survey was conducted by CHCF and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at...[ Read More ]