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Hospital Data – OSHPD 2014

Below are detailed excel sheets of the 2014 Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) hospital utilization and financial data. As 2014 marks the start of ACA implementation, the data is a good measure of the changes that took place as a result of the law. Hospitals were analyzed by region, […] more

2015 Workgroup Summaries

ITUP conducts a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups every year and provides executive summaries of all proceedings. These summaries provide an overview of the main topics of discussion, ranging from local enrollment success and challenges, local reform initiatives, and developing issues that stakeholders are grappling with. Regional Workgroups […] more

2015 Workgroups

ITUP conducted a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups in 2015.  Regional workgroups are hosted throughout the state and focus on the health needs of local communities. The statewide issue workgroups focus on key health reform implementation issues facing California.  Executive summaries are available here to provide an overview of […] more

California’s §1115 Waiver Renewal

California’s §1115 waiver recently expired on October 31, 2015, and HHS granted a temporary extension of the waiver until December 31, 2015.  On October 31, 2015, DHCS and CMS announced a conceptual agreement that outlines the major components of the waiver renewal. There are several improvements in the renewed waiver, while also room to continue […] more

ITUP’s Summary of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s National Employer Health Benefits Survey

Premiums increased by 4%; offer rates and take up rates did not change; worker’s wages increased by 2% and inflation fell by 0.2% between 2014 and 2015. Some employers (4%) reduced full time workers to part time while others (10%) increased part time workers to full time. Workers paid on […] more

ITUP’s Summary of the California HealthCare Foundation’s California Employer Health Benefits Survey

Employer offer rates have declined from 69% to 58% in California from 2000 to 2014 – a slightly better performance than the national average. 48% of very small (3-9 employees) California businesses offer coverage; 71% of small (10-49) employers offer coverage; 87% of mid sized (50-199) employers offer coverage; 98% […] more

Impressions from the Covered California Bus Tour — the Central Valley and Central Coast

The first stop was the Fresno Call Center, one of the three California call centers, where about 450 people work during the Open Enrollment. They handle about 14,000 calls a day from all over the state; they peak at over 20,000 calls. Five of the staff travelled on the bus […] more

Delivery Systems and Financing Care for the Remaining Uninsured in Fresno, Imperial, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties

This paper provides an overview of the transitions that have taken place and the opportunities available throughout the health care system and insurance coverage landscape in California’s Central Valley, specifically Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare. The paper also includes findings on Imperial County whose community demographics and health care access […] more

2014 and 2013 Workgroups

ITUP conducts a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups every year and provides executive summaries of all proceedings in addition to compiling relevant materials for workgroup. Below you can find all of the materials from the 2013 and 2014 Workgroups: 2014 ITUP hosted seven regional workgroups in 2014. To […] more

2014 ITUP Regional Workgroups

Each year ITUP hosts a series of Regional Workgroups throughout California’s eight regions, including the Bay Area, Central Valley, Central Coast, North Central, Northern Rural, Inland Empire, San Diego and Orange County. ITUP’s workgroups serve as an opportunity for regional stakeholders to discuss local, state, and federal issues related to the implementation […] more