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

California Healthline: Duals Project Schedule Unchanged

by David Gorn Californians in three counties eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal will soon start to receive 60-day notices in the mail moving them into managed care plans as part of the state’s Coordinated Care Initiative. A coalition of advocacy groups for seniors and the disabled asked federal and state officials to temporary halt California’s duals demonstration project … Continue reading

California Healthline: How California’s Dual-Eligibles Project Compares With Five Other States’ Plans

by David Gorn Officials in six states designing programs to coordinate benefits and services for people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid are finding one of the most difficult issues to resolve is creating an integrated appeals process. That’s the summary finding of a new analysis released last week by the National Senior Citizens Law Center, a … Continue reading

LA Times: Congressional delegates worried about managed care move for seniors

By Anna GormanJune 4, 2013, 7:27 p.m.   Several members of the Los Angeles congressional delegation asked the federal government Tuesday to postpone moving hundreds of thousands of chronically ill seniors and disabled patients into managed care. In a letter, signed by 14 U.S. representatives, the officials raised concerns about whether the health plans would be ready for the transition … 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

CDCAN: Coordinated Care Initiative Implementation Will Be Delayed Not Sooner Than January 2014 – Impacts Dual Eligibles, IHSS and other Long Term Services in 8 Counties

SPECIAL NOTE ON CHANGES FOR CDCAN & GRANDSONS: ·      NEW EMAIL LIST SERVICE PROVIDER – CDCAN is transitioning to a different email list service to send out future CDCAN reports after today that should provide a lot of ways to improve and expand reporting.  The reports will look basically the same, though there will be differences … 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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