Meeting of Calif. Mental Health Oversight Panel
Webinar on Social Wellness Tools for Employee Health
Summit About Wireless Health Convergence
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Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
Chronic diseases and the cost of care are rising. Are disease management programs improving outcomes for patients with complex, chronic conditions?
Under the "direct primary care" model, patients pay a monthly fee for basic medical services. Learn about the history and current landscape of physician practices offering this arrangement.
February 13, 2012
A new report finds that January tax revenues in California were $528.4 million less than estimates in Gov. Brown's budget plan, primarily because of lower tax payments and more income tax refunds than expected. Sacramento Bee et al.
This morning, President Obama unveiled his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, which aims to cut the federal deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. The plan would cut federal health care spending by $360 billion through lower payments to health care providers. New York Times et al.
State officials are discussing strategies for reducing costs associated with three mobile hospitals that were purchased in 2006 for use in emergency situations. If officials cannot agree on a cost-cutting plan, they may dispose of the mobile hospitals. Sacramento Bee.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops argues that the White House's changes to contraceptive coverage rules do not go far enough, while women's groups said the plan accomodates religious groups but still ensures access to contraception. Washington Post et al.
A study by the California Healthcare Institute and other groups finds that growth in biomedical jobs has stalled as industry investors wait out the uncertain economic climate. Employment in the industry has fallen back to 2006-2007 levels. Sacramento Bee, CHI release.
Deven McGraw, director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, spoke with California Healthline about the challenges of protecting health data privacy.
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New federal rules will shift management of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan away from California officials for the rest of 2013.
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by David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau
California's Health Benefit Exchange is about a year from testing, and the state is pushing ahead with changes to Medi-Cal, Medicare and Healthy Families. Participants at a conference last week in Sacramento tried to put all the health care reform action into perspective.
Stakeholders are responding to HHS' recent bulletin giving states a large hand in determining "essential health benefits" to be offered through insurance exchanges in 2014. In California, officials are trying to determine how to handle a growing list of state-mandated benefits within the exchanges.
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