California Healthline: Changes Afoot for Orange County Duals

by David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau range County is slated to start enrollment this week in the Cal MediConnect duals demonstration project. The Cal MediConnect demonstration project is designed to enhance care and integrate coordination for duals by combining the financing and services of Medicare and Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. It was launched with … Continue reading

California Healthline: If Duals Project Is Curtailed, Future Is Cloudy for Program for Frail Seniors

by David Gorn Some advocates and legislators are urging the state to extend the timeline for transitioning the Multipurpose Senior Services Program into managed care plans within the seven-county duals demonstration project. The duals project, also known as Cal MediConnect, is part of the Coordinated Care Initiative that affects roughly two-thirds of the state’s duals population in seven … Continue reading

CA DHCS: March Cal MediConnect Dashboard

Link to report here:

NSCLC: Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet

Click here for Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet:

California Health Report: Adding Insult to Injury: The Tale of the Blue Envelope

CMC Blue Envelope (Photo credit: St. Barnabas Senior Services

By Matt Perry Imagine you are an older adult in your 60s or 70s, perhaps even your 80s. You’ve lived a long life of exquisite joy and sorrow. Today, you suffer from diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and a mental health problem like depression or anxiety. Then, one day in the mail comes a blue envelope. … Continue reading

Harbage: Erroneous Cal MediConnect Notices to Medicare Plan Members

From our colleagues at Harbage Consulting: Approximately 10,000 beneficiaries in Medicare plan products erroneously received 90-day CMC notices due to a data timing issue for the January enrollment phase.  This issue only applied to beneficiaries in Medicare products operated by a plan that is also a Cal MediConnect (CMC) plan.  Beneficiaries who received the 90-day … Continue reading

NSCLC: Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  Over 100,000 dual eligibles are slated for passive enrollment into Cal MediConnect plans in January 2015 in five of the eight Coordinated Care Initiative counties.  Beneficiaries with January birthdays as well as several populations that were held for enrollment until January 2015, are affected.  This fact sheet summarizes the different … Continue reading

LA Care: L.A. Care Announces 2015 Medicare Stars Rating and Full Participation in Cal MediConnect

Update from LA Care Health Plan:  L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, is proud to announce the results of the annual Medicare Star Ratings, which indicate that L.A. Care’s Medicare Part D Star Rating has improved for 2015. With this new rating, L.A. Care will begin accepting passive enrollment into … Continue reading

CalDuals: CCI and Cal MediConnect Updates

Here is a link to a page to provide information and guidance for Physicians with CCI: Here are a link to a page to Cal MediConnect Sample Enrollment Materials:

Cal Duals: Updated Cal MediConnect Enrollment Forms

Please find updated Cal MediConnect Enrollment Forms here:

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