MSSP Transition Model of Care Workgroup Releases Second Recommendations for Public Comment

Under the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), the Multipurpose Senior Services Programs (MSSP) will transition from a federal 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver to a fully integrated Medi-Cal managed care benefit in the CCI counties no sooner than January 1, 2020. In preparation for this transition, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and […] Read More

2019 Cal MediConnect Stakeholder Process

As the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to work towards approval of a three-year extension to Cal MediConnect (CMC), we are pleased to announce an opportunity for stakeholders to help think creatively about ways to continue to strengthen and improve the demonstration program. Stakeholders are […] Read More

November 2018 outreach events

Los Angeles County 11/2 – Presentation to a group of Korean Beneficiaries Koreatown in Los Angeles 11/3 – Resource table during the 18th Annual Caregiver Conference at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles 11/10 – Health fair for Korean seniors in Koreatown, Los Angeles 11/10 – Community health fair for seniors hosted by […] Read More

Findings from CMC Beneficiary Focus Groups

In July 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted targeted focus groups of Cal MediConnect (CMC) enrollees. The purpose of this qualitative research was to better understand the beneficiary experience in CMC related to: Program satisfaction, Service integration, Care coordination, and Overall well-being and quality of care Researchers conducted 10 focus groups […] Read More

CMS Releases Cal MediConnect Evaluation Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its first formal evaluation report of the Cal MediConnect (CMC) demonstration. The report examines the CMC demonstration’s implementation and analyzes the program’s impact on beneficiary experience, quality, utilization and cost from April 1, 2014 through December 2016. The extensive report evaluates the program using qualitative […] Read More