January’s outreach events recap

Los Angeles County 1/9 – State outreach staff provided a resource table for seniors at the City of Lawndale’s first Senior Health Fair. Attendees received information about Cal MediConnect and their health care coverage options as dual-eligible beneficiaries.  The attendees were interested in better understanding their coverage options.       1/24 – Lawndale Senior […] Read More

2018 CCI Stakeholder Call Schedule

Please join the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the upcoming Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) Stakeholder Update Call. Beginning in 2018, these calls will be held quarterly, as opposed to bi-monthly. This year’s calls will be held in March, June, September, and December. Our ongoing dialogue with stakeholders is critical to the success of […] Read More

New Research about Provider Perspectives of Cal MediConnect

This month, UCSF Institute for Health and Aging and UC Berkeley Health Research for Action and released a research brief examining providers’ experience with Cal MediConnect (CMC). Generally, providers found the program’s benefits added value for their patients, but identified challenges and areas of opportunity to improve the program. This evaluation was supported by The […] Read More

December’s outreach event recap

Los Angeles County 12/9 – State outreach staff provided a resource table for seniors attending the Julie McNeil Senior Center’s annual Christmas Dance in Baldwin Park. During the event, participants asked questions about care coordination, learned about the benefits of joining a Cal MediConnect plan, and collected materials about the program. 12/28 – A CCI […] Read More

DHCS Requests Feedback on Duals Plan Letter Updating Transportation Benefit

The transportation benefit under Cal MediConnect has changed. Beneficiaries will now have access to non-medical transportation rides beyond the 30 rides originally covered. Cal MediConnect plans, like Medi-Cal plans, must now ensure that members have unlimited access to transportation services to attain medical services that are medically necessary. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) […] Read More