Keeping You Informed About Medicare / Medi-Cal Integration
Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: July 2018
Important Announcements
CMS Maintains Continuous Enrollment 
for Cal MediConnect Beneficiaries
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved DHCS' request to waive the new Medicare enrollment regulations that would limit continuous enrollment. Dual eligible beneficiaries enrolling into, switching among, or disenrolling from Cal MediConnect plans will continue to be able to make plan changes on a monthly basis in CCI counties. Click here to read more.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and Cal MediConnect program by one year. If the request is approved, the program will extend through the 2020 plan year. The purpose of this extension is to align CCI and Cal MediConnect with other Medicaid Section 1115 waiver programs, which are authorized through December 2020.  Click here to read the letter.
June Stakeholder Update
During the June CCI stakeholder update, DHCS reviewed the most recent performance dashboard and enrollment information. The Department also provided updates regarding the broker pilot program, continuous enrollment, and the extension of the CCI program.  To listen to a recording of the stakeholder webinar from June 28, click here .

Enrollment and Performance Data
Monthly Cal MediConnect enrollment data and quarterly performance dashboards can be found here.
CCI Outreach
Featured Events
Los Angeles County

6/1 State outreach specialists engaging with advocates, community  organizations, policymakers, and elected officials during the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition's 9th annual Summit on Aging in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County

6/21Beneficiaries collecting CCI materials from a state outreach specialist during the City of Carson's annual Information Fair.


Orange County

6/15 - A state outreach specialist providing information and materials during the annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in Buena Park.

Orange County

6/23 - A s takeholder learning more about the CCI from state outreach staff during the City of Anaheim's   Community Health Fair in Anaheim.

San Bernardino County

6/23 - Beneficiaries inquiring about   the CCI and its benefits during the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo in San Bernardino.

San Diego County

6/1 - Filipino-American   seniors attending a CCI presentation at Mira Mesa Senior Center in San Diego.


Other Recent 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 info@calduals.org .
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 info@calduals.org .
Information for Case Managers
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.
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 link on the right.
Contact
For contact information on health plans, Health Care Options, and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, click the link 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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