Keeping You Informed About Medicare / Medi-Cal Integration
Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: September 2019
Announcements and Updates
Cal MediConnect Three-Way Contracts
Signed This Month
On September 17, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and Cal MediConnect (CMC) health plans signed updated three-way contracts that extend CMC through 2022.

For more information, read the Cal MediConnect Extended through 2022 blog.
DHCS Announcement - LTC and MSSP
Earlier this month, DHCS published a memorandum that includes several policy changes for 2021. Long term care (LTC) will be carved into Medi-Cal managed care health plan model types. The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) benefit will be carved out from the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) in all seven counties of operation.
DHCS Timely Access to Interpretation Services
DHCS released results of its timely access survey, which includes measures on provider and call center staff awareness of Medi-Cal managed care health plan members' right to access interpretation services when seeing a doctor or receiving other services. Read more information about the survey and the Cal MediConnect plans' results.
Enrollment and Performance Data
Review the monthly Cal MediConnect enrollment data and quarterly performance dashboards here.
CCI Outreach
Los Angeles County

8/16 - 
State outreach specialists shared information with seniors and caregivers who attended a health and wellness fair in Cerritos.
8/24 -  Attendees, including Senator Dr. Richard Pan, of the California Medical Association's Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations Summit in Pasadena received CCI information from state outreach specialists.
Orange County
 
8/26
Staff of Dr. John Saito's office learned about OneCare Connect during a presentation in Fountain Valley.
San Diego County

8/9 - An outreach specialist gave a Spanish-language presentation to a group of Latino/a beneficiaries and caregivers at the Union of Pan-Asian Communities in Escondido.
8/13 - A CCI specialist presented to a group of Filipino beneficiaries at the Summercrest Apartments in National City.
Other Recent Outreach 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 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 is available in the Social Worker Resource Guide for social workers and county case managers to learn about the basics of Cal MediConnect health plans, obtain help in identifying their client's options, and receive guidance in coordinating their client's care. The guide is available by clicking 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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