Month: September 2015

2014 Preliminary OSHPD Clinic Data

September 23, 2015

Data nerds’ current Christmas Eve–esque anticipation for data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) can begin to subside as some preliminary 2014 data sets have been published. The heightened anticipation is a result of many analysts and health care…

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ITUP Webinar: ACA §1332 State Innovation Waivers

September 21, 2015

The ACA §1332 Waiver provides States with an opportunity to design and implement innovative models to finance and deliver healthcare to their residents. ITUP has prepared a webinar providing an introduction to the §1332 waiver, its provisions, and the ways it could be used going…

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Summary of the United States Census Bureau Current Population Survey

September 16, 2015

ITUP's summary of the United States Census Bureau's Current Population Survey is now available. Some of the key noted in the summary: About 46.7 million (14.8% of the population) lives in poverty about the same as the prior year. Median household income is $53,657 about the same…

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Health Care Bills at the End of Regular Session, September 2015

September 14, 2015

The regular legislative session ended on Friday with a number of health care related bills sent to Governor Jerry Brown. Read below for a summary of these bills. ABX2-15 – End of Life Option Act, Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) The End of Life Option Act has been getting the most attention…

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Opportunities for California under §1332 of the Affordable Care Act

September 14, 2015

California has made great progress implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with almost 4.7 million people newly enrolled in either Medi-Cal or Covered California since January 2014. The state now strives to improve the quality of care and the performance of its safety net delivery…

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Where Are We Going: Where Should We Be Going?

September 14, 2015

The Affordable Care Act in many ways represented the triumph of Republican ideas (dating back to President Richard Nixon, Senator Bob Dole and ultimately enacted by Governor Mitt Romney), passed by a narrow margin with Democratic votes only and implemented amidst enormous partisan…

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Delivery Systems and Financing Care for the Remaining Uninsured in Fresno, Imperial, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties

September 11, 2015

This paper provides an overview of the transitions that have taken place and the opportunities available throughout the health care system and insurance coverage landscape in California’s Central Valley, specifically Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare. The paper also includes…

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Covered California August Board Meeting

September 10, 2015

The end of summer is fast approaching and Covered California is in full gear preparing for its third open enrollment. Working diligently to ensure a seamless consumer shopping experience, Covered California has been successful in negotiating competitive rates, debuting new plans on…

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California’s Drug Medi-Cal Waiver Is a Big Deal: Here’s Why

September 9, 2015

On August 14, 2015, The California Department of Health Care Services announced federal approval of the State’s Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) waiver.  This report summarizes expanded Substance Use Disorder (SUD) benefits and describes the importance of the DMC-ODS…

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