Los Angeles & Orange County Cal MediConnect Plans Pilot Projects to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations for Nursing Facility Residents

On April 1, six Cal MediConnect plans in Los Angeles and Orange County began testing interventions aimed at reducing avoidable hospitalizations and other adverse events for nursing facility residents. Each plan first identified a cause or potential cause of high hospitalization rates and then devised a quality improvement strategy to address the issue. The plans […] Read More

May’s Outreach Events Recap

Highlighted Outreach Events Los Angeles County 5/2 – State outreach coordinators provided a CCI presentation to mental health clinicians, advocates and case managers during the Pacific Clinics’ Health Navigator meeting in Pasadena. The Social Worker Resource Guide and Hospital Case Manager Toolkit were provided, along with materials for beneficiaries. Following the presentation, attendees asked many […] Read More

New Research: Cal MediConnect helping members move from Institutional to Community- Based Settings

Recently, the UCSF Community Living Policy Center and the UC Berkeley Health Research for Action Center released a research brief detailing survey results from an in-depth examination of the efforts underway by Cal MediConnect (CMC) plans to move members’ care to home- and community-based settings (HCBS) and away from institutional settings. The data examined came […] Read More

April’s Outreach Events Recap

Highlighted Outreach Events Los Angeles County 4/1 – Attendees of the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo took part in a CCI presentation in Long Beach, then had the opportunity to ask questions about eligibility, CCI benefits, and other Medicare and Medi-Cal-related questions. Beneficiaries, family members, caregivers, stakeholders, and providers asked questions about care coordination, continuity […] Read More

DHCS Releases HRA Plan Letters for Comment

This week, DHCS released the revised HRA plan letters for stakeholder comment. Any questions or comments can be sent to DHCS_PMMB@dhcs.ca.gov until April 7, 2017. 1)   Medi-Cal All Plan Letter (APL) titled “Care Coordination Requirements for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports”(APL 17-00A) 2)   Medi-Cal APL titled “Requirements for Health Risk Assessment of Medi-Cal Seniors and Persons with Disabilities” and […] Read More