Keeping You Informed About Medicare / Medi-Cal Integration
Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: March 2017
Important Announcements
March Stakeholder Call
During the March stakeholder call, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) reviewed the latest Cal MediConnect enrollment information, progress of the comprehensive strategy, and other timely topics.
To listen to a recording of the stakeholder call on March 16th, 2017, click here.
Revised Health Risk Assessment guidance plan letters
DHCS will be releasing for stakeholder comment the revised Health Risk  Assessment (HRA) guidance plan letters for Cal MediConnect plans (DPL 15-005), Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) plans (APL 14-010) and plans serving Seniors and People with Disabilities (PL 14-005).  The revised plan letters will include new standardized Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) referral questions for all Cal MediConnect and Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) plans to use in their HRAs. These HRA questions were developed by the Cal MediConnect HRA Workgroup and were released in a February  report .

When available, the revised HRA guidance plan letters will be posted on

Enrollment Data
A new set of enrollment data through March 1st will be posted  here  when it becomes available.
CCI Outreach
Featured Events
Los Angeles County

2/5 - Over 500 people attended a Cal MediConnect Health & Resource Fair at St. Martha's Parish in Huntington Park. Attendees learned about Cal MediConnect during both English- and Spanish-language presentations, and had their specific questions about Cal MediConnect answered by several bilingual outreach coordinators. Over 25 other collaborative partners distributed information, provided free health screenings, and demonstrated low-impact exercise sessions as part of the event.

Los Angeles County

2/8 - Commissioners of the
 Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities and the Events and Transportation Committee took part in a Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) presentation in downtown Los Angeles. The presentation covered Cal MediConnect's benefits, highlighting care coordination. Following the talk, state outreach staff answered questions and distributed informational materials. Future presentations with other commissioners are scheduled for the coming month.

Los Angeles County

2/9 - Hundreds of mental health clinicians and
  community advocates attended the   African American Mental Health Conference   hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. State outreach staff provided informational materials about Cal   MediConnect   for beneficiaries and providers.
Los Angeles County

2/11 - State outreach staff provided information about Cal MediConnect during the 3
rd Annual  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Parent and Caregiver Conference at St. Anne's in Los Angeles. Coordinators provided information in English and Spanish to dozens of dual eligible beneficiaries, mental health advocates, and clinical providers. This event was organized by The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and NAMI - Los   Angeles   County   Council.
San Diego County

2/14 - Providers and beneficiaries took part in a presentation during a monthly meeting at Summercrest Family Services in National City. The presentation and follow-up questions were translated into Spanish by Summercrest staff, with many of the questions focused on billing and program eligibility. Following the event, attendees collected Beneficiary Toolkits and other materials about the CCI.
Los Angeles County

2/24 - Chinese caregivers took part in a presentation during Caregivers & Home Aides Training, a resource fair at the Asian Youth Center in San Gabriel. The presentation was delivered in English and translated into Chinese. Attendees had the opportunity to collect materials in both English and Chinese following the presentation. The event was hosted by the Pilipino Workers Center and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Other Recent Events
Click here to view a full list of recent outreach events.
Upcoming Events
Provider Webinars

Please join us for free CCI webinars designed for providers.  These recurring webinars provide an overview of the program and key information for providers, including details about beneficiary and provider protections, care coordination, billing, contracting, and how beneficiaries and providers can benefit from the program.  

To register for upcoming webinars, please use the links below.
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, click the link on the right to review the Beneficiary Toolkit. To request that a toolkit be mailed to you, email .
Information for Physicians
If you are a provider, click the link on the right to access the Physician Toolkit. The toolkit is 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 .
Information for Case Managers
The Cal MediConnect Hospital Case Manager Toolkit gives guidance, answers to common questions, and provides important information about Cal MediConnect for hospital case managers and discharge planners.
For contact information on health plans, Health Care Options, and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, click the link on the right.
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If you or your agency are conducting CCI outreach and want it featured in the next update, please email .

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