California

In California: As of July 1, 2011, there were 7,580,978 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, 4,553,090 of whom were enrolled in some form of managed care. Physical and outpatient mental health services are provided through a variety of regional managed care organizations (MCOs)–5 Health Insurance Organizations, 21 commercial MCOs, and 3 Medicaid-only MCOs. […]

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  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – California  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – California  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – California  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – California  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the California NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: California operates a Medicaid expansion CHIP, called […]

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    December 5, 2012 | Filed under: California
  • In its role as a health care purchaser, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) launched an accountable care organization (ACO) pilot in partnership with Blue Shield of California and select providers in 2010. CalPERS is an executive branch agency in California that is responsible for providing retirement and health benefits to public employees, retirees, […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: California
  • California’s HIE Strategic Plan presents an approach to health information exchange that utilizes the state’s existing HIE infrastructure and preserves an important role for the state government. California Strategic Plan 1.7 MB

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    March 26, 2010 | Filed under: California
  • California requires the reporting of unusual occurrences which threaten the welfare, safety, or health of patients. Legislation was enacted in 2006 to codify reporting of adverse events, operative as of July 1, 2007.  The legislation requires information about reported events and the outcome of investigations or inspections of substantiated adverse events to be made readily […]

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    March 16, 2009 | Filed under: California
  • California participated as an ABCD II state during which project staff examined the delivery of appropriate mental health and developmental screening and treatment in primary care from both the state and local perspective. The project identified barriers to screening and treatment and developed strategies to overcome these challenges and improve the delivery of child development services.  During […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: California