Tag Archives: California

  • Children in the Vanguard

    Children in the Vanguard is an initiative of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) that focuses on children’s coverage in the context of health care reform. Under this initiative, NASHP brings together state Medicaid, CHIP and Title V officials with advocates from a diverse group of states in a collaborative learning network to […]

    June 27, 2011 | Filed under: Children's Health, Maps
  • This report, prepared by NASHP for the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, summarizes how leading states analyze state and federal race/ethnicity data in strategic plans and reports aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care. It features Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and […]

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a transformative vision for eligibility and enrollment in public and publicly subsidized health coverage: an enrollment superhighway that is streamlined, modern, seamless, integrated, easy for consumers to use, and connects Medicaid, CHIP and Exchange coverage. This vision contrasts sharply with most states’ welfare-era, paper-based systems that rely on complex […]

    March 10, 2011 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • This report summarizes how leading states that participate in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and their clients use hospital discharge data on patient race/ethnicity to inform state health care disparities reduction activities. The report features California, Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin HCUP Partners, but also notes activity in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey, […]

  • 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

    March 26, 2010 | Filed under: California
  • Poor access to oral health care and low utilization of oral health services by publicly insured people have been persistent problems that states and their Medicaid programs have grappled with for decades. However, there are groups of Medicaid enrollees – such as young children, pregnant women, people with developmental disabilities, and people living in rural […]

    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications
  • 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 […]

    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 […]

    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: California
  • Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted two state learning consortia dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the states involved in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative has shown that […]

    December 1, 2006 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • As treatment strategies for HIV/AIDS undergo rapid change, states struggle with the dual challenges of providing quality health care and containing costs. By June 1996, in an effort to meet those challenges, 35 states (including the District of Columbia) reported enrolling at least some people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIV) in their risk-based Medicaid managed care […]

    August 1, 1998 | Filed under: Long Term and Chronic Care, Medicaid, Publications