CalDuals: Stakeholder Update Call – October 21, 2014 Materials and Resources

From Cal Duals post-stakeholder call: You can find the materials mentioned in the call here: Information about ombudsman funding FAQ about January 2015 enrollment If you want to hear the call again, you can find a recording on our Stakeholder Process page.  Access the Cal MediConnect Ombudsman program by phone: 1-855-501-3077 TTY: 1-855-874-7914  If you have any … Continue reading

TSF: How California Can Ensure Continuity of Care for Vulnerable Seniors Transitioning to Managed Care

Giving low-income older adults in California a voice in their own care is critical to making a seamless transition into Cal MediConnect, a new managed care program, according to a new policy note by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   Read report here: http://www.thescanfoundation.org/how-california-can-ensure-continuity-care-vulnerable-seniors-transitioning-managed-care?utm_source=6-12-14+%28e-blast%29&utm_campaign=6-12-14&utm_medium=email

CalDuals: Enrollment Data

Linked below is a PDF version of Cal MediConnect’s Enrollment Data. It contains numerous data elements regarding Cal MediConnect enrollment including the number of current enrollees, number of opt-outs and the notice mailing schedule. The document represents the latest step by DHCS in creating a transparent process and will be updated every month. You can … Continue reading

LA Care: Cal MediConnect Delay Changes Enrollment Strategy

The California Department of Health Care Services announced on Monday, May 6 that Cal MediConnect has been delayed to start no sooner than January 2014. This delay is due in part to the conversations L.A. Care and the other public plans are continuing to have with DHCS about timing, rates and other unresolved issues.  New Enrollment … Continue reading

California Healthline: ‘So Many Moving Parts’ To Fit Together

John William Springs, a retiree who gets nearly $12,000 a year in Social Security and disability checks, is $1,300 above the poverty threshold: officially, not poor.

by David Gorn The Department of Health Care Services announced this week that the Cal MediConnect duals demonstration project will not start until at least January, 2014, a delay from its previous expected launch date in October, 2013. Advocates for seniors’ health care yesterday praised the decision, saying the extra three months will go a … Continue reading

IHSS Consumers Union: MOU Concerns and Recommendations & NSCLC May 7 Webinar: Understanding The CCI

Oct 31- ADHC Rally photo (Photo credit: Steve Lopez)

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE.  Some lives may depend on us standing up for those who are medically frail and may, without understanding, be unwittingly defaulted into managed care systems that may not be equipped to care for them adequately.  Knowledge is power and it is our duty as advocates to make sure that Seniors and People … Continue reading

LACare: We Have an MOU – Now What?

Since the Cal MediConnect Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on March 27, L.A. Care has been hard at work preparing for the Readiness Review. Every health plan participating in Cal MediConnect must pass a comprehensive joint CMS/DHCS Readiness Review. In an effort to ensure transparency, L.A. Care previously posted a copy of the Readiness … Continue reading

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