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A growing number of Californians are being sent to ambulatory surgery centers for a wide variety of procedures, yet little is known about the care they deliver because reporting is not required.
See how human-centered designers answered our challenge to encourage more people to complete advance directives and document their end-of-life wishes.
Even with new federal resources to help, a study finds that communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
May 10, 2012
California's health care spending increased by nearly 300% from 1991 to 2009, according to a California HealthCare Foundation report. However, the report finds that the pace of growth has decelerated since 2003. Los Angeles Times' "Money & Co."
Officials from Gov. Brown's administration have met with union leaders to discuss strategies for making $750 million in cuts to state worker costs, such as raising worker contributions to health care benefits. Sacramento Bee's "The State Worker," Los Angeles Times' "PolitiCal."
Yesterday, HHS released a proposed rule that would increase Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians over two years. Under the proposal, which stems from the health reform law, the federal government would cover the entire cost of the increase. Washington Post et al.
The California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization has signed up more than 7,700 health care providers seeking to adopt electronic health records. It says members have earned more than $65 million in federal incentive payments. Healthcare IT News et al.
A study by Families USA and the Small Business Majority finds that millions of small businesses have not taken advantage of a tax credit under the federal health reform law designed to help them provide health coverage to their employees. The Hill's "Healthwatch," CQ HealthBeat.
Oakland pediatrician Bruce Horwitz, Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center, John Talarico of the state Department of Public Health and a parent who plans to apply for a personal belief exemption spoke with California Healthline about the growing trend of parents seeking vaccine exemptions.
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State officials reached an agreement on reinstating the managed care organization tax in part by addressing several of the desires of the institutions being taxed.
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by David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau
Two budget subcommittees recently rejected an attempt by the state Department of Health Care Services to rework the way it pays federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. The proposal included a funding cut of 10%, or about $100 million, to those centers.
"Many of the FHQCs are not in rural areas at all. Many are located through-out the LA basin and San Diego County and run by what are becoming a "chain" of clinics. I am not sure that the additional reimbursement is warranted."
- Frank Apgar
As they await a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, state officials are weighing their options if the individual mandate is struck down. And there are a number of choices to consider.
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