How to Keep Your Family’s Medical Benefits – California Health Care Foundation

A Medi-Cal renewal form can be difficult to understand, especially for people who primarily speak a language other than English. Typical forms include 15 or more pages of questions about living household members, tax return status, income, health coverage, and financial assets. Photo: Claudia Boyd-Barrett This story originally appeared in the California Health Report and was produced in partnership with News for Chinese, which published a Chinese-language version. Kelly Ko of Freemont stared at the stack of paper. He had arrived in the mail, from the local government, in a…

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Collaborative Agreements in Health Care – California Health Care Foundation

A variety of non-merger collaborative arrangements have proliferated in recent years. Compared to traditional mergers and acquisitions, collaboration agreements preserve a certain degree of operational and financial autonomy of the contracting parties. State and federal oversight of healthcare partnership agreements is complex and rapidly evolving. This short issue describes the partnership agreements, examines their potential effects in California, and highlights some of the complexities of overseeing them. Below is a summary of the key points of the brief: Collaboration agreements exist on an integration continuum. The key element in identifying…

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