Month: November 2012

Register Now for ITUP's Upcoming Regional Workgroups

November 27, 2012

ITUP will be hosting the second half of its Regional Workgroups around the state. Although presentations, agenda topics and speakers vary by region, we generally provide updates on the California Health Benefit Exchange, explore coverage models for the residually uninsured post 2014,…

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Primary Care Reimbursement Rates – Summary of New Federal Regulations

November 25, 2012

As you all know, the ACA provides for an increase in primary care physician reimbursement from the Medicaid levels to the Medicare levels with 100% federal financial participation (FFP) of the incremental costs of this increase for Calendar Years 2013 and 2014. The goal of this increase…

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Thank You to the Voters of California

November 21, 2012

The LAO Mid-Year Spending Report finds that the economy has improved, the voters approved Prop 30 and Prop 39 and in a couple of years, the state will be out of the deep deficits that have plagued California for the last decade. For FY 2012-13, the LAO projects a $948 million deficit…

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California's Economy Continues to Improve, According to October Jobs Report

November 16, 2012

According to the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, the October jobs report from California's Employment Development Department indicates that the California labor market regained momentum in October, with an increase of 45,800 jobs, and an upward revision to…

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Choose Less, Weigh Less – L.A. County Ramps Up Obesity Prevention Efforts

November 13, 2012

Los Angles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) launched a new public health campaign - Choose Less, Weigh Less - to help residents control portion size and raise awareness about recommended calorie limits. The campaign is part of a larger initiative by Choose Health LA, a CDC-funded…

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Every Vote Counts

November 7, 2012

Last night, Americans voted to re-elect President Barack Obama.  The Democratic and Republican parties maintained control of the Senate and House respectively, with Democrats gaining two seats in the Senate.  This means federal implementation of the Affordable Care Act will go forward,…

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UCSF Releases Primer on Clinic Financing

November 2, 2012

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently released a clinic financial primer titled Maintaining Clinic Financial Stability: Navigating Change, Leveraging Opportunities. The report describes the factors shaping the future of California clinics as they seek to leverage…

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HHS Releases Final Regulatory Guidance for Increased Medicaid Primary Care Payment Rates through the ACA

November 1, 2012

Today, the federal Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule regarding the increase in Medicaid primary care payment rates through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA increased rates to Medicare primary care rates for calendar years 2013 and 2014. The increased…

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CaliforniACA October Newsletter

November 1, 2012

ITUP's 17th Annual Conference Registration for our 17th annual conference is now open!  Confirmed speakers include: John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority Kim Belshé, Director, First 5 L.A. Diana Bontá, CEO, The California Wellness Foundation Alex Briscoe,…

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