Contra Costa County Study Details Health Reform Options
A new study from Health Management Associates outlines steps Contra Costa County can take to prepare for an increase in demand for health care services as an estimated 113,000 uninsured county residents obtain health care coverage under the federal health reform law. The $390,000 county-commissioned study identifies the pros and cons of a range of options that could increase efficiency and care quality, such as expanding clinic hours, creating a patient-centered medical home and implementing an electronic health record system. However, the report did not make specific recommendations.
- "Contra Costa County Hospital and Clinics Face Challenges, Opportunities Under Health Care Reforms" (Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, 9/20).