California’s Health Care Safety Net: Evolving to Meet Future Needs, by Karen Shore, PhD, Vice President for Planning and Health Policy, Center for Health Improvement. California Health Policy Forum Brief, January 2011.
Outcomes of Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home Interventions: A Review of the Evidence From Prospective Evaluation Studies in the United States
Summary of the National Demonstration Project and Recommendations for the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Annals of Family Medicine
Strengthening Primary Care to Bend the Cost Curve: The Expansion of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform
Community Health Centers Lead the Primary Care Revolution – National Association of Community Health Centers
Expanding Health Centers Under Health Care Reform: Doubling Patient Capacity And Bringing Down Costs – National Association of Community Health Centers
Paying for the Medical Home: Payment Models to Support Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation in the Safety Net – Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
Health Reform and the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Policy Provisions and Expectations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
California’s Health Benefit Exchange Legislation: Summaries of AB 1602 (Perez) and SB 900 (Alquist & Steinberg) – Insure the Uninsured Project
Medical Homes in the Safety Net: Spotlight on California’s Public Hospital Systems – CAPH Policy Brief
California’s Public Hospitals: Providing High Quality Care With a Commitment to Improvement – CAPH Issues Brief
Enhancing the Health Care Safety Net: Innovative Care Models
Thursday, December 2, 2010
1:00 - 3:00 pm
State Capitol, Room 3191
With the recent approval of its new five-year “Bridge to Reform” Section 1115 Medi-Cal waiver, California has an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the state’s health care safety net and improve care for California’s uninsured, underinsured, or otherwise vulnerable populations. Many individuals who receive care through safety net providers (community clinics, hospitals, physicians, and county programs) have high care needs that require coordination and collaboration across providers. The new 1115 waiver brings $10 billion in federal funds to California to address these needs through expanded coverage for uninsured adults, increased funding for hospitals’ uncompensated care costs, and improved care coordination for seniors and persons with disabilities through mandatory enrollment in managed care. This forum will provide an overview of safety net providers and patients, as well as details on the 1115 waiver. Innovative care models that some safety net providers and health plans have begun to develop will also be highlighted, including advancing the concept of a medical home, changing the way providers are paid, re-engineering practices, implementing and using electronic health records, and working to integrate mental health and physical health care.
This presentation is open to the public. Reservations are recommended.
The California Health Policy Forum is an initiative of the Center for Health Improvement.