Month: July 2013

UCSF's Updated Primer on Clinic Financing

July 18, 2013

This past June, the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Francisco; and researchers from The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy at UCSF updated their research brief Maintaining Clinic Financial Stability: Navigating…

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Report Shows Americans Living Longer, But Not in Good Health

July 15, 2013

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington recently conducted a study of health outcomes in the United States, focusing on changes between 1990 and 2010 and comparing results to other developed countries. The Institute found that while life expectancy…

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ObamaCare 101: The Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2013

ITUP hosted a series of educational trainings entitled ObamaCare 101: An Educational Training on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the trainings, ITUP discussed key components of the ACA and provided a comprehensive overview of how health coverage will change in California under…

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What Are the Health Implications of Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

July 10, 2013

After the Senate’s approval of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, comprehensive immigration reform rests in the hands of the House of Representatives. Despite bipartisan support in the Senate, this legislation faces extensive…

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Bridge Plan Legislation – Summary of SB X1 3 (Hernandez)

July 9, 2013

Download the PDF here: [download id="704" format="1"]   SB X1 3 (Hernandez) sets the rules for Bridge Plans (Medi-Cal managed care plans) that can offer low cost continuation coverage in the Exchange for individuals losing Medi-Cal eligibility, and whole family coverage for…

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Safety Net Integration – Can it Happen Here?

July 8, 2013

Download the PDF here:[download id="703" format="1"]   The ACA requires and rewards integration of services. Accountable care organizations, bundled payments, pay for performance, penalties for excessive hospital readmissions and patient centered medical homes are examples.…

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Understanding the ACA's Employer Responsibilities and the Impacts of the Delay in Employer Penalties

July 5, 2013

Download the full report here: Employer Responsibilities   The Obama administration announced a delay of the penalties in the ACA’s employer mandate for one year.[1] What does this mean? As best as we can determine it has relatively little to no impact. So what is going on?…

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Medi-Cal & Primary Care Payments

July 3, 2013

With the expected increase in Medi-Cal enrollment in January 2014, California’s healthcare providers will see from 600,000 to a million new Medi-Cal patients. As the state prepares to implement the controversial 10% reduction in Medi-Cal payments, it will be challenging for some…

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