Cal Duals: CCI enrollment Timeline by County and Population

CA DHCS: CCI Initiative Update 3/25/14

As of 3/25/14: Today, the Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) is announcing a change to its Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) enrollment timeline and strategy in order to continue to move forward to provide high quality, coordinated care to beneficiaries eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal. Throughout this process, we’ve said that counties would move forward … Continue reading

LA Care Connections Special Bulletin

From our colleagues at LA Care:  Presentations from CCI Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting Thank you for participating yesterday in L.A. Care’s CCI Stakeholder Workgroup meeting. We value your feedback and appreciate the time you are dedicating to this new program. As promised, here are some key presentations and materials from yesterday’s meeting. CCI Stakeholder Meeting Presentations … Continue reading

CA DHCS CCI Initiative Update

From our colleagues at CA DHCS: DHCS is pleased to announce that on March 19, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved an amendment to California’s section 1115 Waiver (Bridge to Reform) which authorizes the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to begin coverage under the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), no sooner than April 1, … Continue reading

CalDuals: CCI Update

From our colleagues at Cal Duals:  I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on progress we are making on the Coordinated Care Initiative.  This program is a critical effort in helping to improve the care delivered to some of California’s most vulnerable residents.   We are committed to protecting beneficiaries throughout implementation, and thus … Continue reading


From our Colleagues at CA Department of Healthcare Services: The Coordinated Care Initiative represents a historic effort to integrate the medical, social, and mental health services provided to some of the most vulnerable Californians. DHCS is grateful for all of the stakeholder participation to move this effort forward. We have come a long way and … Continue reading

DHCS: CCI Update

From our colleagues at CA DHCS:  Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the results of a program audit of CalOptima’s dual eligible special needs plan product.  As a consequence of this audit, Cal MediConnect in Orange County will not move forward until CalOptima has taken the immediate corrective actions required by … Continue reading

CCI Update

From Jane Ogle, Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, Department of Health Care Services: Cal MediConnect Ombudsman Program Update On January 13, 2014, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) released the Cal MediConnect Ombudsman Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP can be accessed here (  The deadline to submit a proposal is January 28, 2014 … Continue reading

LA Care: Download the New Advocates Guide to California’s Coordinated Care Initiative Today

The guide is designed for advocates and individuals who provide assistance to Dual Eligibles. The Advocate’s Guide to California’s Coordinated Care Initiative has been updated to reflect several recent changes, including the new Cal MediConnect implementation date of no sooner than April 1, 2014. Co-authored by the National Senior Citizens Law Center and the Disability Rights Education … Continue reading

LA Care: DHCS Releases Several Coordinated Care Initiative Policy Letters

The policy letters provide important information and guidance about enrollment and Interdisciplinary Care Teams. This summer, DHCS released several important policy letters related to the Coordinated Care Initiative, Cal MediConnect and the health plans participating in the CCI/Cal MediConnect. Two policies of special interest are summarized below. Interdisciplinary Care Team and Individual Care Plan Requirements … Continue reading

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