NSCLC: State Transition plans for New Medicaid HCBS Regulations: Four Tips for Consumer Advocates

Click here for PDF: http://www.nsclc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/State-Transition-Plans-for-New-Medicaid-HCBS-Regulations_Four-Tips-for-Consumer-Advocates.pdf

California Healthline: Landmark Healthy San Francisco Remains Safety Net During Transition Period

by Heather Mack, California Healthline Contributing Reporter By many accounts, Healthy San Francisco — the city’s landmark universal health care plan launched in 2007 — has been a success. Uninsured residents in one of the world’s most expensive cities finally had access to affordable, quality health care. While the Affordable Care Act opened up the possibility … Continue reading

California Health Care Foundation: In Transition: Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Reflect on Their Move to Medi-Cal Managed Care

Click the following for PDF: CHCF: SPD Transition to Medi-Cal Managed Care

California Healthline: Dual Eligibles Transition Sparks Worries

by David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau   California could set a national precedent with implementation of its Cal MediConnect duals demonstration project, which is scheduled to begin implementation April 1. Eventually the program will shift one million frail and elderly Californians into managed care plans. The pilot project combines the disparate services and financing … Continue reading

NSCLC: 2014 Transition Rights to Medications Under Medicare Part D The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that sponsors of Medicare Part D prescription drug plans provide beneficiaries with access to transition supplies of needed medications to protect them from disruption and give adequate time to move over to a drug that is … Continue reading

LACare: Federal and State Governments Sign Duals Demonstration Pilot MOU

On March 27, 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced the completion of a Memorandum of Understanding for the Duals Demonstration Pilot (DDP). This important initiative, which is a part of California’s Coordinated Care Initiative, will now be called Cal MediConnect.  Through Cal … Continue reading

California Healthline: Duals Demonstration Gets Green Light

by David Gorn CMS and California health officials yesterday announced they agree on a framework for the launch of the duals demonstration project starting as soon as October. About 456,000 Californians who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage in the eight demonstration counties will be qualified to participate in the duals project. State … Continue reading

LACare: DHCS Releases CCI Readiness Report

The Readiness Report provides an update on the status of continuity of care criteria, appeals and grievances tracking, quality evaluation measures and more On March 13, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted a Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) Readiness Report to the California Legislature on the readiness for implementation of the CCI. This report … Continue reading

California Healthline: Oversight Hearing on CBAS Transition Generates Sparks

by David Gorn A legislative oversight hearing last week on the transition of about 37,000 frail and elderly enrollees from the Adult Day Health Care program, which was eliminated by the state, into the Community Based Adult Services managed care program was marked by skepticism and criticism. One year after the settlement of a lawsuit … Continue reading

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