These questions were submitted by attendees of the May 13, 2015 Webinar “Exploring Low-Income Californians’ Needs and Preferences for Behavioral Health Care.” Answers have been provided by experts in the field.
Given the new realities of a changing healthcare landscape, how can safety net providers better understand and meet the behavioral health needs of low-income patients? We’ve cultivated a series of recommendations to help community health centers adapt and keep pace with the future of integrated healthcare.
This brief provides key insights and recommendations for modernizing healthcare payment in California and highlights the opportunity to test a new model in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the state. Though California has been a national leader in expanding coverage and access to care for the previously uninsured, increasing coverage is not enough. A transformed healthcare system requires an emphasis on high value care, not high volume. To achieve this, California must look for opportunities to change the way healthcare providers are reimbursed and rewarded.