Dual Eligibles Coordinated Care Demonstration - Cal MediConnect
California's Medi-Cal program and the federal Medicare program are partnering to launch a three-year demonstration beginning in 2014 that would promote coordinated health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities who are dually eligible for both programs.
The duals demonstration -- now called the Cal MediConnect Program -- aims to create a seamless service delivery experience for dual eligible beneficiaries, with the ultimate goals of improved care quality, better health and a more efficient delivery system.
Cal MediConnect is part of California’s larger Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). Building on many years of stakeholder discussions, the CCI was enacted in July 2012 through SB 1008 (Chapter 33, Statutes of 2012) and SB 1036 (Chapter 45, Statutes of 2012). Further updates and clarifications to this initiative were enacted in June 2013 through SB 94 (Chapter 37, Statutes of 2013).
The Cal MediConnect program will be implemented no sooner than April 2014 in eight counties: Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo and Santa Clara.
Please use this section of the website to learn more about California's proposed demonstration to promote coordinated care for dually eligible beneficiaries. Please email any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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