Keeping You Informed About Medicare / Medi-Cal Integration
Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: April 2019
Announcements and Updates
CMS Approves Cal MediConnect 
Extension through 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a three-year extension requested by the Department of Health Care Services for Cal MediConnect (CMC), California's program to provide coordinated services to beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid. Cal MediConnect now runs through December 31, 2022.
 
This change allows for more time to focus on quality improvement and evaluation of the program while maintaining continuity for dual eligible individuals. Programmatic changes will occur in parallel with the extension with the goals of improving financial sustainability, quality of care, beneficiary experience, and outcomes for CMC.

Enrollment and Performance Data
Review the monthly Cal MediConnect enrollment data and quarterly performance dashboards here.
CCI Outreach
Los Angeles County


3/1 - An outreach specialist presented in Spanish to a group of "Promotoras de Salud" (health promoters) at   the Fiesta Educativa agency in Los Angeles.
3/14 - Outreach staff hosted a resource table at the Braille Institute's Low Vision Symposium & Resource   Fair in Los Angeles.
3/ 17 - Over 250 guests learned about CCI at a resource table hosted by DHCS outreach staff during Telemundo's 52n d annual Health and Resource Fair in Los Angeles.
3/23 - CCI outreach specialists   shared information in English, Spanish, and Chinese during the USC Wellness Center's 5th Annual Celebration in Los Angeles.
Orange County

3/ 8 - 3/9 - Attendees of the Asian Pacific Islander Statewide Conference learned about Cal MediConnect during a breakout session.
Santa Clara County

3/4 - A state outreach specialist hosted a resource table during the Savvy Caregiver conference in San Jose.
Other 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. The next webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 12 - 1 p.m.
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 mclick here to fill out a request form.
Resources & Links
Information for Beneficiaries and Caregivers
If you want more details about the CCI, click the box on the right to review the Beneficiary Toolkit. To request a toolkit, email info@calduals.org .
Information for Physicians
If you are a provider, click the box 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 a toolkit, email info@calduals.org .
Information for Case Managers
If you are a case manager, click the box on the right to access the Case Manager Toolkit. The Cal MediConnect Hospital Case Manager Toolkit provides guidance, answers to common questions, and important information about Cal MediConnect for hospital case managers and discharge planners. To request a toolkit, email info@calduals.org.
Information for Social Workers
Information for social workers and county case managers about the basics of Cal MediConnect health plans, help identifying their clients' options, and guidance in coordinating their clients' care can be found in the Social Workers Resource Guide, available through the box on the right.
Contact
For contact information on health plans, Health Care Options, and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, click the box on the right.
Did we miss something? 
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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