California Healthline: Lawsuit Slams the State’s Duals Project

by David Gorn

Stakeholders last week filed a lawsuit in Superior Court lambasting Cal MediConnect, the dual eligibles demonstration project that is part of the state’s Coordinated Care Initiative.

The state is hoping to enroll approximately 456,000 duals — about half of the state’s 1.1 Californians who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits — into Medi-Cal managed care plans.

As part of that effort, the state has sent out “choice forms” to duals recipients, where they can select a Medi-Cal managed care plan or elect to remain in their current fee-for-service plan. If duals recipients don’t make a choice, they are automatically and passively enrolled into Medi-Cal managed care.

Continue reading here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/capitol-desk/2014/7/lawsuit-slams-the-states-duals-project

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