The Petris Center has released a new report, “Proposal to Use Three Initiatives to Lower Healthcare Spending and Finance Universal Health Insurance Coverage in California,” authored by Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler, Associated Director Dr. Brent Fulton, Petris Research Associate Donald Hoang, and Dr. Stephen Shortell. Health expenditures in California continue to grow with […]View Post
2016-2017 Update to the Berkeley Forum Report for California Healthcare Spending
In the following memo, we update the analysis in the Berkeley Forum’s “A New Vision for California’s Healthcare System: Integrated Care with Aligned Financial Incentives” report to estimate California healthcare spending (total and per capita) in 2016 and 2017 under the status quo and “Forum Vision” scenarios outlined in the report. Our analysis indicates estimates […]View Post
Drivers of Health Expenditure Growth in California
California’s state government, employers and families are concerned about the affordability of healthcare in California. The Affordable Care Act is likely to have opposing effects on healthcare expenditures. On the one hand, the number uninsured in California is expected to decrease from 6.0 million to 2.6 million between 2011 and 2016, leading to increased expenditures […]View Post
Accountable Care Organizations in California: Promise & Performance
There is new evidence that California’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) are growing in size and number, serving more patients, and improving the quality of care—according to a report released today by the Berkeley Forum for Improving California’s Healthcare Delivery System. California has more ACOs (67) than any other state in the country, with particularly rapid […]View Post
Healthcare Leaders and Berkeley Policy Experts Issue Report on Honoring Patients’ Wishes by Expanding Palliative Care in California.
A report released November 19 by the Berkeley Forum finds that California hospital spending could be reduced by billions of dollars over the next eight years if patients’ wishes about palliative care were honored. The Forum—a collaborative effort involving executive leadership of major health insurers, health care delivery systems and the State of California with […]View Post
Berkeley Forum Releases Report, February 26, 2013.
EMBARGOED UNTIL 9 A.M. PT, TUESDAY, FEB. 26, TO COINCIDE WITH REPORT’S RELEASE Policy experts, health care leaders offer landmark roadmap for better health care at lower cost NOTE TO MEDIA: The authors of this report will be available for media interviews on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 10-11 a.m. PT. Reporters should call (866) 740-1260, access […]View Post