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California Future of Abortion Council releases policy recommendations for new year

| Dec 14, 2022 | California

The California Future of Abortion Council (CA FAB Council), comprised of elected officials and over 40 organizations across the state, released 16 new policy recommendations for state leaders and lawmakers aimed at continuing the state’s support for equitable and safe abortion care during next year’s legislative session.  Some of the...[ Read More ]

Op-Ed: Health equity for patients starts with digital equity for providers

, | Nov 29, 2022 | California

California has made progress building health data networks across the state for years now — data systems that securely deliver information on your medications, health history, and hospitalizations in real time between your different healthcare providers (imagine never having to fill out that clipboard before your medical appointment again!). While...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM Recovery Incentives Program, NP independent practice, Medi-Cal spending projections

| Nov 23, 2022 | California

In this week's newsletter, we feature information on the upcoming CalAIM Recovery Incentive program for combatting stimulant use, recommendations for implementing the recently passed legislation to allow NPs to practice without physician supervision, and the Legislative Analyst's Office's predictions about Medi-Cal spending over the next few years. Thanks for reading!...[ Read More ]

With selection of vendor, DHCS is slated to launch CalAIM Recovery Incentives Program within next 2 months

| Nov 17, 2022 | California

On Nov. 3rd, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced Pear Therapeutics, Inc. will be the incentive manager vendor for the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) contingency management benefit, or the Recovery Incentives Program.     Through the program, eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries struggling with stimulant use will...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: ED discharge data & the unhoused, Presumptive Medi-Cal eligibility, MedZed/Molina partnership

| Nov 9, 2022 | California

This edition features recommendations about using emergency department discharge data to improve service delivery for unhoused individuals, insight about how presumptive Medi-Cal eligibility can be used as an on-ramp for enrolling individuals in full Medi-Cal coverage, and reporting on a partnership between Molina Healthcare and MedZed that is successfully lowering...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Ballot measures, Legislative update, MMC procurement lawsuits

| Oct 19, 2022 | California

This newsletter features an overview of 2 upcoming ballot initiatives that have significant implications for health policy, a legislative update following the conclusion of the eventful 2021-2022 legislative session, and an overview of some health plans' litigation against DHCS following the controversial announcement of 2024 Medi-Cal Managed Care contract awardees. Thanks...[ Read More ]