Cal MediConnect Enrollment Updates

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is announcing two enrollment updates to the Cal MediConnect program. Cal MediConnect Broker Enrollment Pilot When Cal MediConnect and the CCI were launched, DHCS, in collaboration with stakeholders and participating health plans, set a policy to not allow independent brokers to receive compensation for Cal MediConnect plans the […] Read More

May’s outreach event recap

Los Angeles County 5/17 – A state outreach specialist engages with Korean-speaking residents of Steel Plaza Apartments in downtown Los Angeles.     Orange County 5/19 – State outreach staff share information with beneficiaries and caregivers at the Magnolia Science Center in Santa Ana. Riverside County 5/3 – Members of the Latino Senior Group at […] Read More

New Research: Care Coordination and Its Impact on Beneficiary Access to Health Care Services

UC Berkeley’s Health Research for Action and the Community Living Policy Center released a research brief examining the implementation of the Cal MediConnect (CMC) care coordination benefit. Results indicate that care coordination activities increase collaboration between providers and could improve access to community-based services, but further clarification about roles and benefits is needed for providers […] Read More

DHCS Seeking Feedback on Cal MediConnect Enrollment Changes

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking feedback from stakeholders on whether the Cal MediConnect enrollment period should be updated to be consistent with the new Medicare enrollment rules or seek a waiver to maintain the continuous Special Election Period (SEP) for Cal MediConnect plan choice. Historically, a key beneficiary protection in Cal […] Read More

April’s outreach event recap

Los Angeles County 4/5 – CCI Outreach specialists shared information with social workers, agency representatives, and community advocates at the L.A. County Older Adults Summit at the Pasadena Convention Center.       4/7 – State outreach staff were present at the Disability Athletics Fair in Walnut and provided program materials to attendees. Orange County […] Read More