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Analysis of §1115 Waiver Renewal: Dental Transformation Initiative

February 4, 2016

This is part of an ITUP series on the Medi-Cal 2020 §1115 waiver renewal. Under the Medi-Cal Dental program, dental services are provided to about 5.5 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries under the age of 20. The program aims to facilitate consistent and easy access to high quality dental…

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Medi-Cal 2020: ITUP's Analysis of California's New §1115 Waiver

February 1, 2016

Over the next couple of weeks, ITUP will be posting a number of papers analyzing the terms and conditions of the new §1115 waiver. These papers will look closely at the new requirements and their implications for the Medi-Cal program. Released Papers: Summary of the Terms and…

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Analysis of §1115 Waiver Renewal: Whole Person Care Pilots

February 1, 2016

This is part of an ITUP series on the Medi-Cal 2020 §1115 waiver renewal. As health care systems are focusing on providing more efficient, high quality care, systems around the country are moving towards more integrated patient care. The addition of the Whole Person Care Pilots…

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Analysis of §1115 Waiver Renewal: Managed Care Expansion and Demonstrations Continuation

February 1, 2016

This is part of an ITUP series on the Medi-Cal 2020 §1115 waiver renewal. The Medi-Cal program has grown from a caseload of 7.9 million beneficiaries in 2012-13 to a projected 13.5 million in 2016-17. About 10 million are currently enrolled in a managed care plan. The plans are…

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Summary of the Terms and Conditions for California’s Section 1115 Waiver Renewal

January 8, 2016

California’s Section 1115 Waiver Renewal Terms and Conditions has six elements: managed care expansion; preventive dental care for children ($750 million); whole person care pilots ($1.5 billion); substance abuse treatments (Drug Medi-Cal); global budgets for public hospitals; and…

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Today’s Challenges in Trying To Get to Health Information Transparency For Patients

November 6, 2015

ITUP's report, Today’s Challenges in Trying To Get to Health Information Transparency For Patients, takes a close look at the challenges patients face in trying to get information on the costs and outcomes of their medical procedures. Legislatures, public programs, and the private…

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Behavioral and Physical Health Service Integration in California’s Safety Net: Six County Profiles

July 7, 2015

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, counties throughout the State continue to strive to meet the expectations set by the new law to better serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries. This includes providing more coordinated and integrated care that leads to improved service…

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Medi-Cal Managed Care: Raising the Bar for Quality and Outcomes

January 22, 2015

To realize better health outcomes, Medi-Cal Managed Care (MMC) plans have many challenges to confront. Plans must tackle the tasks of ensuring that provider networks are of sufficient size, coordinated, high performing in service quality, and engaging patients to be critical partners…

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