The Center is pleased to host leading health policy experts at our lunchtime seminar series.
Upcoming March 19 seminar: California's managed care transition
About 400,000 California seniors insured through both Medicare and Medi-Cal are currently being enrolled in a Medi-Cal managed care program called Cal MediConnect -- unless they actively opt out of the program. The new program, designed to improve care coordination, increase efficiency, and result in better health outcomes, has also created concern and confusion among seniors eligible for the program.
In this webinar, Center researchers Kathryn Kietzman
and Jacqueline Torres
will present recent data that show how this physically, socially and financially vulnerable group may be affected by the transition into Cal MediConnect,and how it will affect their ability to live at home.
Their research is drawn from the Center's HOME Project, an ongoing qualitative study to document the experiences of older Californians with disabilities who depend on fragile arrangements of paid public programs and unpaid help to live safely and independently at home.The seminar is part of the Center's ongoing Health Policy Seminar Series.
What: "Promise or Peril? How Low-Income Older Californians Are Faring in the Face of Major Health Care Delivery Changes"
Who: Kathryn Kietzman and Jacqueline Torres
When: March 19, 2014
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research [Map]
10960 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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More recent seminars:
January seminar: On Jan. 22: "Patient centered care: meaning, evidence and future"
If quality and safety improvement are all about the patient, why is there a growing and influential "patient-centered care movement"? Is it because 20 years of quality and safety improvements have been successful, or is there another reason? Is it only about health care or is there a public health and health policy aspect? In the first Center seminar of 2014, Dr. John Øvretveit, director of research and professor of health care innovation implementation and evaluation at the Medical Management Centre at The Karolinska Institute, considers the meaning of "patient-centered care" and the international movement, and provides examples of some of the ideas and evidence of impact. His presentation also outlines the future implications for patients, researchers and health care workers.
Watch this seminar here.
November seminar: On Nov. 13, Dylan Roby, director of the Center's Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, discussed how policy change, county resources, the "Bridge to Reform" waiver, and new access to insurance coverage will alter county roles and expectations in California. Watch the video here.
October seminar: On Oct. 16, Center Director Gerald Kominski discussed the rollout of Covered California, the health care exchange that opened for enrollment on Oct. 1. Covered California estimates that nearly 1.4 million residents in the state will sign up in 2014. Kominski described the plans offered by the exchange and presented the latest estimates on likely take-up and enrollment. Watch the video here.
Øvretveit's, Roby's and Kominski's presentations - and all recent Center seminars - can be viewed on our Center Videos page.
The Center's Health Policy Seminars are held once a month. Please check back with us here to view upcoming speakers or receive announcements by subscribing to our e-newsletter.
Past speakers include:
- Gerald Kominski, Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
- Michael Goldstein, a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Faculty Associate and professor of public health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
- John Ovreteit, director of research and professor of health innovation and evaluation at the Karolinska Institute
- Steven P. Wallace, Center associate director and professor in the UCLA School of Public Health
- Dani Filc and Nadav Dividovitch, senior lecturers, Ben Gurion University, Israel.
- Sheila Kuehl, former chair of the California Senate Health Committee
- Mark Litwin, professor of health services, UCLA School of Public Health, and urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
- Dylan H. Roby, research scientist, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; assistant professor, UCLA School of Public Health.
- Jean Balgrosky, a UCLA lecturer on information technology and former SVP and chief information officer for Scripps Health and chief information officer for Holy Cross Health System; and Paul C. Fu Jr., an associate clinical professor in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics and Health Services (where he also serves as director of clinical informatics) and the former chief medical information officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Watch the seminar.
- Allison K. Hoffman, faculty associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; acting professor, UCLA School of Law. Watch the seminar.
- Robert M. Kaplan, incoming director of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research. Watch the seminar.
...and many more!