CMS has posted the California specific tool that will guide the readiness review process for health plans participating in the Cal MediConnect program – the duals demonstration. Download the California Readiness Review Tool As part of the demonstration, CMS and DHCS want to ensure that every selected Cal MediConnect plan is ready to accept enrollment, protect and […] Read More
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced March 27, 2013 a signed Duals Demonstration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to integrate care for dual eligible beneficiaries as a component of California’s Coordinate Care Initiative (CCI). Click here for the full text of the MOU, a […] Read More
The Department of Health Care Services has released for public comment draft policy on the inclusion of additional home- and community-based services in the duals demonstration. Stakeholder Comments Submitted HCBS Policy Comments submitted by Feb. 6 2013 (4 MB) First release of DHCS Policy on provision of additional HCBS in the Duals Demonstration Draft HCBS […] Read More
Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 that included an update to the timeline for implementing the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and the duals demonstration. Pending federal approval, the duals demonstration would give beneficiaries the opportunity to combine their Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits into one health plan and receive more coordinated […] Read More
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced on Wednesday April 4, 2012 that Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and San Mateo counties would be the initial participants in a proposed three-year demonstration project aimed at improving the coordination of care for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal.