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NY Times: Minorities Are Forced Into Nursing Homes at Greater Rates

Karen D. Lincoln is an associate professor in the University of Southern California School of Social Work and the director of the university’s Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work. 154 more words


NSCLC: California Releases Draft of HCBS Transition Plan for Public Comment

From our colleagues at NSCLC: 

New federal regulations set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in environments that are non-institutional in nature. 

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Avalere & The SCAN Foundation: Avalere Issues White Paper on the Management of High-Risk Medicare Populations in Partnership with The SCAN Foundation

From our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation: 

New Avalere research for The SCAN Foundation demonstrates the ROI potential of well-targeted care coordination programs supported by robust data. 177 more words


California Healthline: New Medicaid Enrollees Unsure How To Use Coverage, Study Finds

Millions of U.S. residents who gained Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion might not understand how to use their new coverage, according to focus group findings presented to the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Payment and Access Commission on Friday, … 104 more words


California Healthline: Medi-Cal Application Backlog Will Be 'Down Significantly' Within Six Weeks

by David Gorn 

At an Assembly Committee on Health hearing yesterday, Department of Health Care Services Director Toby Douglas said the backlog of Medi-Cal applications — at one point in March topping 900,000 unprocessed eligibility claims — now is down to about 250,000 applications and will be “down significantly” from that by the start of November. 147 more words


LA Times: Number of Latinos with insurance coverage surges under healthcare law

People wait to apply for Affordable Care Act insurance coverage on March 31, 2014, in Commerce. Nationwide, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between the summer of 2013 and the spring of 2014. 165 more words


CBP: Read the CBP's Analysis of the 2014-15 Budget Package

Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014-15 budget bill and related legislation. A new CBP report provides an initial analysis of the 2014-15 budget package, examining key provisions and their implications. 74 more words