Now that the election is over, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to near full implementation in 2014. The California hospital safety net will need to make extensive changes to prepare for expanded service demands. Accurate data and clear metrics will be necessary for measuring progress and the impact that the ACA will have on access to care, quality, and costs.

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) collects financial, utilization, and patient data from all licensed hospitals in the State. These data can be used as a baseline for measuring the impact of the ACA on access to services for the newly insured and those who will remain uninsured. This Web Forum will demonstrate how OSHPD data can be used by those planning and implementing health care reform.

Please join us for this interactive Web Forum that will provide information and insights on using OSHPD data to assess changes in the health care delivery system at this critical time.

The Web Forum will:

  • Provide a 2010 profile and summarize five-year trend data for all hospitals in the State and provide data highlighting safety net hospitals;
  • Describe strategies safety net hospitals are using to prepare for the full implementation of the ACA; and
  • Discuss the potential impact of these changes on access and utilization patterns.

Presenters

Robert P. David

Director

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Sacramento, CA

Robert P. David was appointed by Governor Brown as director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on April 13, 2012. Prior to his appointment to OSHPD, David was an executive for the American Hospital Association where he worked on state and federal issues impacting the industry.…

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Ty Christensen

Manager, Accounting and Reporting Systems Section

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Sacramento, CA

Ty Christensen is the Audit Manager of the Accounting and Reporting Systems Section in the Healthcare Information Division of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). In this capacity, he oversees the three units of the Section; the Hospital Financial Data Unit, which collects and audits various hospital…

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Melissa Stafford Jones

President and CEO

California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

Oakland, CA

As President and  CEO of California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH), Melissa most recently led the association’s work to develop and negotiate with the state and federal governments the 2010 California Medicaid Waiver. This $10 billion waiver provides a pathway toward reform for California’s public hospital systems that includes…

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Lucien Wulsin

Executive Director and Founder

Insure the Uninsured Project

Santa Monica, CA

Lucien Wulsin is the Executive Director of Insure The Uninsured Project and is working on approaches to implement coverage for uninsured Californians throughout California. He is the author of California at the Crossroads: Choices for Health Care Reform, a study on California’s options to redesign its health care system. He…

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Mary Pittman, DrPH

President and CEO

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is chief executive officer and president of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people and promoting quality of care, Pittman became in 2008 PHI’s second CEO and president since its founding…

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Moderator

Karen Shore, PhD

President and CEO

Center for Health Improvement

Oakland, CA

Karen Shore is president and CEO of the Center for Health Improvement (CHI) and has 20 years of experience in health policy and health services research. Among her projects at CHI, she leads the California Health Policy Forum, which provides an independent platform for education, idea sharing, and conversations among…

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