California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
Janet Coffman, Tim Bates, Igor Geyn, Joanne Spetz
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety, Workforce
This report synthesizes data about California’s behavioral health workforce. California needs to make substantial investments to meet future demand for behavioral health professionals.
California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Black Box of Care
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), whose numbers have increased dramatically over the past 11 years. However, due to a legal decision that removed reporting requirements for ASCs in the state, little is known about the volume of procedures, type of procedures, and financial operation of the vast majority of these facilities. This report looks at the most recent data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
Understanding the Rules: Federal Legal Considerations for State-Based Approaches to Expand Coverage in California
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
California policymakers and other stakeholders are exploring state-based approaches to expand or improve coverage within the state. This paper illuminates federal legal issues that need to be considered under each approach.