California Healthline: Rural Frail, Elderly Beneficiaries Being Shifted to Medicaid Managed Care Plans

by David Gorn

This week, state health officials launched a new phase in the rural expansion of Medi-Cal managed care, moving about 24,000 medically complicated seniors and the disabled into managed care plans.

Coincidentally, the annual conference of the California State Rural Health Association convenes on Wednesday in Sacramento.

The transition of seniors and persons with disabilities in rural areas into Medi-Cal managed care plans started Monday. The shift in care affects the SPD population in 19 rural counties. 

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