The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released “Expanding Access to Integrated Care for Dual Eligible Californians” for public comment. This memo outlines the department’s transition plan within the Medi-Cal Healthier California for All initiative to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of our population by implementing broad delivery system, program and payment reform across the Medi-Cal program.
Please submit feedback on this proposal to CalAIM@dhcs.ca.gov with the subject line: Expanding Access to Integrated Care for Dual Eligible Californians. Public comments are due by 5 p.m. PST on Friday January 31, 2020.
In order to achieve a more standardized approach to comprehensive care coordination for all populations, DHCS is proposing to discontinue the Cal MediConnect pilot program at the end of calendar year 2022. DHCS proposes to transition from the pilot approach of the Coordinated Care Initiative to standardized mandatory enrollment of dual eligibles into a Medi-Cal managed care plan for Medi-Cal benefits and integration of long-term care into managed care for all Medi-Cal populations statewide.
For more information on this proposal, visit the DHCS Medi-Cal Healthier California for All website. For any other comments, questions, or concerns, please contact CalAIM@dhcs.ca.gov.