Keeping You Informed About Medicare / Medi-Cal Integration
Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: January 2017
Important Announcements
January CCI Stakeholder Call
During the January Stakeholder call, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) discussed the Governor's 2017-18 budget proposal which proposes to continue Cal MediConnect and Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) until 2020.
 
The State and DHCS are committed to increasing and improving the coordination of care for dual-eligible individuals. The budget reflects the Administration's commitment to the principles of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and making the necessary changes in order to make the Cal MediConnect program stronger.
 
To read more about the budget implications for CCI, and to listen to a recording of the stakeholder call on 1-12-17, click here .
Geriatric Competent Care Webinar
The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), in collaboration with The Lewin Group and Community Catalyst, invite you to attend an upcoming webinar onFebruary 1, 2017 about applying promising practices to advance the care of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with dementia.
 
For more information or to register, click here .
Enrollment Data
A new set of enrollment data through January 1 will be posted  here .
CCI Outreach
Featured Events
Los Angeles County

12/10 - State outreach coordinators provided information about Cal Mediconnect to
beneficiaries, caregivers and families at Bell Community Center's Feria de Salud (Health Fair). Attendees learned about the benefits of Cal MediConnect, care coordination, continuity of care, eligibility, and important contact information. They also received fact sheets on Cal MediConnect and care coordination as well as Beneficiary Toolkits.

Orange County

12/13 - Ventana Affordable Senior Housing in Fullerton hosted a OneCare Connect Informational Forum and Resource Fair. Outreach coordinators delivered CCI presentations in both English and Korean, which covered plan benefits, enrollment, care coordination, authorizations, continuity of care, and how to become an authorized representative. A medical provider also addressed the audience and answered specific questions. Following the presentations, seniors had the opportunity to get other questions answered one-on-one and learn about other community resources from collaborating agencies during a resource fair.
Orange County

12/14 - State outreach coordinators gave a presentation to beneficiaries and staff about the CCI and OneCare Connect at Latino Health Access in Santa Ana. Participants learned about the program's options, enrollment process, new benefits, care coordination, continuity of care, and the authorized representative process. Following the main presentation, presenters fielded questions about OneCare Connect's benefits. Finally, collaborative partners shared pertinent Medicare and Medi-Cal information and answered participant questions.
Other Recent Events
Upcoming Events
Request a Presentation
If you would like a free presentation or training about the CCI for you, your staff, or anyone else interested in learning about the progra m,  click here to fill out a request form .
Resources & Links
Information for Beneficiaries and Caregivers
If you want more details about the CCI in written form, click the link on the right to review the Beneficiary Toolkit. To request that a toolkit be mailed to you, email info@calduals.org .
Information for Physicians
If you are a provider, click the link on the right to access the Physician Toolkit, a series of fact sheets that describe the CCI in detail as it pertains to providers. To request that a toolkit be mailed to you, email info@calduals.org .
Information for Case Managers
The Cal MediConnect hospital Case Manager Toolkit gives guidance, answers common questions, and provides important information about Cal MediConnect for hospital case managers and discharge planners. To request that a toolkit be mailed to you, email info@calduals.org.
Contact
Contact information for health plans, Health Care Options, and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program.
Did we miss anything? 
If you or your agency are conducting CCI outreach and want it featured in the next update, please email   info@calduals.org .
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