News, Analysis & Data

6/28/2016

Quarterly Medical Group reports have been updated for the Quarter ending on June 30, 2016.

6/28/2016

Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc. released an updated listing of health plans by lines of business by county as of April 30, 2016.

Lines of Business by Co for HMO Report – June 30, 2016

4/4/2016

Quarterly Medical Group reports have been updated for the Quarter ending on March 31, 2016.

August 2015

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan reported a 300,000+ increase in California statewide membership in 2015, over half in its individual plan products.

8/24/2015

Before & After: Results of the proposed California HMO acquisitions.

Effect of Proposed CA HMO Acquisitions

8/22/2015

A comparison of California’s HMO enrollment from 2014 to 2015.

CA HMO Enrollment 2015 vs 2014

2014 News

Craig Paxton, of Cattaneo & Stroud, authored the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) 2014 Physician Almanac: California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity?

The number of physicians in California increased 39% from 1993 to 2011, and has outpaced the state’s 20% growth rate in the general population. Demand for physician services is expected to increase with the aging of the state’s population and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Ensuring access to care is also a concern, as close to one-third of California’s physicians are near retirement age.

California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity? describes the current market landscape for physician services in California.

Key findings include:

  • Physician supply varies by region, with both Inland Empire and San Joaquin Valley significantly below the recommended levels
  • 20% of California physicians devote fewer than 20 hours a week to patient care.
    Slightly more than 30% of California physicians were over the age of 60 — only New Mexico has an older population of physicians.
  • While 38% of the state’s population is Latino, only 4% of physicians are.
    More than three-quarters of California physicians attended medical school in other states or in foreign countries.

Click here to download the full report.

There have been several lawsuits regarding Stark Law physician recruitment violations in California in the past few years. Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc. maintains a set of Physician Need Ratios to support community need assessments and recruitment efforts. Our consultants also create medical staff development plans, business plans for medical groups and hospitals, market assessments and strategic plans.

Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in learning about the services available at Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc.

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