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:

NSCLC: What Should California Advocates Do If Their Clients are Balance Billed?

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When medical providers bill  dual eligible beneficiaries (those with both Medicare and Medi-Cal) for charges not covered by either Medicare or Medi-Cal; or Medi-Cal only seniors and persons with disabilities any amount for a Medi-Cal covered service, it’s called Balance Billing. This practice violates both state and federal law, but some providers don’t know they … Continue reading

The SCAN Foundation: California’s Coordinated Care Initiative: August 2014 Update

This fact sheet provides updated information on enrollment, implementation issues, and program changes in California’s Coordinated Care Initiative since operations began in April 2014. – See more at: See factsheet here:


From our colleagues at NSCLC: Beneficiaries Who Opt Out of Cal MediConnect are Enrolled in Medi-Cal Plans Effective the Following Month.  Dual eligible beneficiaries who opt-out of Cal MediConnect must still enroll in a Medi-Cal plan.  The Medi-Cal plan will become effective the month after the beneficiary opts out and not necessarily the same month as … Continue reading

CA DHCS: Reminder to Save the Date for the July 2014 Quarterly CCI Stakeholder Update

Quarterly Coordinated Care Initiative Stakeholder Update July 2014: Over the last three years, the Department of Health Care Services has engaged in conversations with stakeholders about the Coordinated Care Initiative, including having department officials and interested parties participate in numerous stakeholder workgroups and meetings.   This is a reminder that the next CCI quarterly stakeholder … Continue reading

NSCLC: CCI Advocates Alert

Cal Duals: Translated Materials for Beneficiaries in Los Angeles County Now Available!

The first wave of translated beneficiary materials are now available for Los Angeles County. Fact sheets in Spanish, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese can be found on the L.A. County page. Translated materials for other counties will be coming soon.   Click here for material:


From CA DHCS:   Today (Thursday, May 1), the Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) is announcing a Medicare Advantage policy proposal to reflect the continued respect for beneficiary choice, promote enrollment into Cal MediConnect, and advance the goals of coordinated care as set forth in the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI).  DHCS has outlined its … Continue reading

The SCAN Foundation: California’s Coordinated Care Initiative: An Update

On April 1, 2014, health plans in select California counties began enrolling low-income older adults and people with disabilities into the CCI, which is aimed to better integrate medical and supportive services.  This fact sheet provides an update on the status of the CCI at the start of operation in the eight CCI counties. – … Continue reading

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