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A pioneering program in southern California provides ongoing care and housing to homeless people who are “super-utilizers” of hospital emergency rooms. The effort is reducing ER visits and saving a lot of money.
Commissioner Dave Jones says the deal would further reduce competition in the state’s health insurance market and harm consumers.
Staff researchers at California’s largest public buyer of health benefits say the goal of reducing drug costs for the state is appealing but might not work in the real world.
The average patient stay costs $4,000 more at Sutter and Dignity hospitals than at other California medical centers, study shows.
Advocates of the measure, however, argue that the legislation treats everyone equally. A judge denied a temporary restraining order, but a hearing for a preliminary injunction is scheduled for the end of the month.
A Berkeley doctor begins an unusual practice as a law takes effect this week permitting doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who request them.
The proposal would have required physicians and other medical clinicians to tell their patients if they were on probation for serious offenses.
Insurance officials in California have received widespread complaints that the insurer has not paid rehab centers for months, as the company sifts claims for fraud.
Although it’s a key market, the decision will affect less than one-tenth of a percent of consumers on the exchange, a Covered California official says. UnitedHealth will also pull out of the Illinois exchange.
With the nation’s opioid crisis worsening, officials want you to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs. But finding a convenient take-back site requires time and patience.
Though United’s presence was small, its departure from the nation’s largest state underscores insurers’ ongoing dissatisfaction with Obamacare exchanges.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure lifting a ban on the procedure after state legislators fast-tracked legislation. The rush was prompted in part by the case of a man with HIV who needed to receive part of his HIV-positive husband’s liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous.
A new national pediatric guideline proposes that every school have a nurse on staff. In California, 57 percent of school districts do not employ nurses.
Consumer advocates say the nonprofit’s disclosures come too late for policy holders and the public.
The experiment in private partnership begins in Palo Alto, Calif.
In California, backers of a plan to allow adults living in the country illegally to buy coverage on the state’s exchange hurry to get federal approval — fearing opposition or inaction under a new administration.
Thousands of patients at the San Diego-area hospital may have been exposed to infection last year because of unsanitary conditions in the compounding lab where IVs were mixed, officials found.
Billionaire Tom Steyer has donated $1 million so far toward the fight for a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes. The coalition said Monday it has received enough signatures to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.
UnitedHealth’s OptumRx is the lowest bidder and wins a key endorsement ahead of final vote by California’s public retirement system.
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