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Emergency Department Use in California

April 15, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

Hospital emergency departments are a critical part of our health care system—and have long been a focus of policy discussions on effectively managing resources. How has emergency department use in California changed in recent years? Did the Affordable Care Act affect usage patterns? PPIC researcher Shannon McConville will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss challenges and opportunities for improving health care and managing costs.

This event is supported with funding from the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Shannon McConville, senior research associate, PPIC

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Renee Hsia, attending emergency department physician, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and professor of emergency medicine and health policy, UCSF
Sara Kate Levin, medical director, Whole Person Care Community Connect, Contra Costa Health Services
Jennifer Rasmussen, vice president of health care services, Molina Healthcare of California

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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