Capital Link announces the release of a comprehensive report sponsored by Blue Shield of California Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation. The study was conducted to better understand the financial health of the California clinic safety net and factors that may positively influence the development of high performing health clinics. The research also developed a framework for grouping clinics by similar operational characteristics to enable benchmarking and sharing of best practices.
Community clinics, which serve California’s underserved, have been consistently growing in terms of patient utilization, revenue, and number of sites operated per clinic. Many clinics continue to struggle financially despite the growth. The report, which provides a profile of clinics’ financial health between 2008 and 2011, concluded that several factors were important determinants of a clinic's financial and operational performance.
Click here for our infographic, which contains selected highlights of the study.