Beyond The ACA: Paths To Universal Coverage In California

September 06, 2018
California’s single-payer legislation is stalled, but the state will establish a task force to pursue unified public financing to achieve universal health insurance. California’s 2018 gubernatorial and legislative elections will provide a forum for further health policy debate and, depending on...

The Mueller Investigation: The Ins, The Outs, and Future Directions

September 05, 2018
You've heard about it in the news, but what exactly is the Mueller Investigation? What is the role of the Russian government in the 2016 US elections? Can the President pardon himself? Find out the answers to this and more with UC Hastings faculty members Joel Paul and Hadar Aviram as they lead an...

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

September 03, 2018
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans...

New Southern California Medical School To Tackle Doctor Shortages

August 09, 2018
Janet Coffman, Associate Professor, at The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, comments on the new Southern California Medical School addressing the shortage of doctors and the need for more local opportunities for recent graduates to complete their residencies.

Anthem rescinds evaluation and management reimbursement policy to cut payments

June 09, 2018
Anthem has dropped its plan to reduce by 25 percent payments for certain evaluation and management codes. The insurer made the policy change in response to strong opposition from the American Medical Association and other physician groups.  "Anthem's decision to drop its planned modifier 25 policy...