Cal MediConnect LTSS Best Practices Summary

One key focus of Cal MediConnect (CMC) – as well as the broader Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) – is to better integrate long-term services and supports (LTSS) for Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Several years into the program, evaluation findings indicate that, while CMC provides a valuable new pathway for serving dual eligible beneficiaries, more work […] Read More

July’s outreach event recap

Los Angeles County 7/11 – An outreach specialist presented the Cal MediConnect program to a group of Korean-speaking seniors at Koreatown Senior Center in Los Angeles.     Orange County 7/1 – State outreach specialists hosted a Cal MediConnect informational booth during the OneCare Connect Educational, Resource, and Health Fair in Santa Ana.     […] Read More

DHCS Seeking Public Comment on Data Sharing Proposal

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a set of recommendations on how Cal MediConnect plans can share data to promote continuity of care when members transfer between plans. Public comment on these recommendations is requested by 5:00 pm on August 10, 2018, and can be emailed to A major goal of […] Read More

CMS Approves DHCS’ Request for a Waiver to Maintain the Continuous Special Election Period for Cal MediConnect

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) request to waive new Medicare regulations for 2019 that limit the continuous Special Election Periods (SEP) for dual eligible beneficiaries. Under the new regulations, dual eligible beneficiaries are limited to changing Medicare plans just once a quarter for the […] Read More