Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand? (Webcast)
This webinar was broadcast on September 27, 2016.
Dr. Janet Coffman, a health services researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, presented results from the 2015 survey on California physician participation in the state's Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. Dr. Coffman examined physician acceptance of new patients overall and by specialty type, practice type, and region. She also considered how these results compare to different benchmarks for assessing adequacy of physician supply and how current Medi-Cal physician supply compares to the supply in previous years.
Alan Mckay, CEO of Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH), a Medi-Cal managed care plan serving members in three Central California counties, provided several examples of strategies employed by CCAH to address physician access challenges. These efforts fall into four areas: (1) increasing physician supply, (2) supporting physician retention, (3) promoting the best use of the available healthcare workforce, and (4) reducing the need for physician services.
This event was co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its SHARE grant program and by the California Health Care Foundation.
California Legislation Mandating Physician Survey
The California law that requires the state's Medical Board to administer a mandatory physician survey is set forth in Section 2425.3 of California's Business and Professions Code. Access the full text of the law.