Month: March 2013

CHCF Host Briefing on SPD Transition

March 29, 2013

Yesterday, the California HealthCare Foundation hosted a briefing on the experience of seniors and persons with disabilities transitioning to Medi-Cal managed care plans. California's 2010 §1115 Medicaid Waiver permitted the mandatory enrollment of SPDs into managed care beginning…

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California Gains Federal Approval for Duals Demonstration

March 27, 2013

Today, California received federal approval for a three-year demonstration program, nearly two years in the making, to improve care for the Californians with both Medi-Cal and Medicare coverage (dual eligibles).  The Duals Demonstration, now titled Cal MediConnect is scheduled to…

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Save the Date for the Next ITUP Conference!

March 20, 2013

The dates are already set for ITUP's 18th Annual Statewide Conference! Next year, the Awards and Networking Dinner will be held on February 10, 2014 at the Citizen Hotel, while the Conference will be held on February 11 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Mark your calendars, it's…

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Summary and Commentary ABX1 1 (Perez) and SBX1 1 (Hernandez & Steinberg)

March 14, 2013

The following paper provides ITUP's Commentary on Assembly Bill X1 1, which was introduced in the California Assembly by Speaker John A. Perez, and Senate Bill X1, which was introduced in the California Senate by Senator Ed Hernandez and Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steingberg. [download…

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What Can Californians Expect in 2014?: Analyzing our Future with the Affordable Care Act

March 12, 2013

Today, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research conducted an informative seminar for Californians, titled " What Can Californians Expect in 2014?: Analyzing our Future with the Affordable Care Act" Dylan Roby, Director of The Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at…

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The California Endowment Releases Undocumented California Youth Video and Launches #Health4All Campaign

March 12, 2013

The California Endowment releases “Dreaming of Health Care”, a video made in partnership with a group of Californian undocumented youth who are residents of Southern California and the Central Valley. The video kicks off The Endowment’s #Health4All campaign, an effort to drive…

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DHCS Host Webinar on Medi-Cal Managed Care Rural Expansion

March 6, 2013

Yesterday, DHCS hosted a webinar (agenda) on the expansion of Medi-Cal managed care into 28 Northern Rural counties.  The Governor’s 2012-13 Budget initiated the expansion in the 28 fee-for-service counties and is set to begin June 2013. DHCS informed stakeholders that seven Northern…

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2013 ITUP Conference Photos

March 5, 2013

Photos from ITUP’s 17th Annual Conference and Awards Dinner are now available to view through the gallery below! Visit our Facebook page for more photographs and information![gallery link="file" columns="4"]

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California Coverage & Health Initiative to Host "Day at the Capitol" Award Reception

March 1, 2013

The members of California Coverage & Health Initiatives will be hosting their annual Day at the Capitol award reception. Details from the organization can be found below: On Monday, March 4, 2013, California Coverage & Health Initiatives' members and partners will meet at…

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