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

LA Care: DHCS Announces Delay in Cal MediConnect Program

Voluntary enrollment into the program will now start no sooner than April 2014. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced on Monday, August 19 that the implementation of the Cal MediConnect program has been delayed. The new start date will be no sooner than April 2014. This delay is due in part to … Continue reading

California Healthline: State ‘De-links’ Mandatory Enrollment from Duals Project

by David Gorn The Department of Health Care Services last week announced a new provision of Cal MediConnect that would establish a means of abandoning the state’s duals demonstration project  if it doesn’t meet a financial benchmark. The department also wants to “de-link” mandatory enrollment from the demonstration project, according to Jane Ogle, deputy director … Continue reading

California Healthline: DHCS Transparency Bill Moves Forward

by Angela Hart (Guest Contributor) The Senate Committee on Health this week approved a bill that would set new standards of accountability and transparency at the Department of Health Care Services. AB 209 by Assembly member Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) received unanimous committee approval Wednesday and now heads for a Senate floor vote, the step before … Continue reading

State Wins Case to Cut Adult Day Provider Rates

by David Gorn After four similar cases went against the state in the past few months, the Department of Health Care Services won in court late Friday, when a federal judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Medi-Cal cutbacks. The lawsuit, brought by the Adult Day Health Care Association, challenged the department’s plan to … Continue reading

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