Eleven Health Care Organizations Are Members of the California ICD-10 Collaborative

Eleven health care organizations or associations are early members of the newly formed California ICD-10 Collaborative, designed to aid stakeholders in working collectively to implement ... Continue Reading →

Sequestration Cuts Will Squeeze California’s Health Sectors

California’s health care sector is expecting millions of dollars in cuts and potential job losses if the automatic federal spending cuts known as “sequestration” take ... Continue Reading →

Coordinated Healthcare Could Save CA $110 billion

California could cut $110 billion in healthcare spending over the next decade, saving the average household $800 a year, by quickly moving away from conventional fee-for-service medicine ... Continue Reading →

California Reports Positive Effects of Health Reform

Data is coming in on pilot studies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) showing reduction in costs and improvement in care, along the lines intended by the Affordable Care ... Continue Reading →

Geography To Play Bigger Role in CA Health Costs

Geography in California is expected to play a larger role in the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Under the ACA, insurers no longer can deny coverage based on ... Continue Reading →

California Reveals Details of Health-Law Insurance Plans

Consumers are getting their first glimpse at what health insurance will look like in California as the state prepares to implement the federal healthcare law. State officials are about ... Continue Reading →

California Saved $134B in Costs Thanks to Tobacco Control

California’s tobacco prevention program saved $134 billion in health care costs over the last two decades, according to a new study published Wednesday about the smoking control program’s ... Continue Reading →

State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare and are working on proposals that would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists and ... Continue Reading →

Support for Healthcare Overhaul Reaches All-Time High in New Poll

Support for President Obama’s healthcare overhaul is at an all-time high in California, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey, released ... Continue Reading →

Students Urge UC to Drop Cap on Health-Care Coverage

Students are calling on the University of California to lift its cap on the health-care coverage it offers as part of its student plans, in an effort to eliminate an apparent loophole ... Continue Reading →