California Healthline: Study: Dual Eligibles Worried About April Transition to Managed Care

by David Gorn UCLA researchers yesterday released a study that shows heightened concern and confusion among California seniors and the disabled over the state’s plan to move dual eligibles — Californians eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare — into managed care plans. The duals demonstration project scheduled to start Apr. 1 is a central piece of the state’s … 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

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