Medi-Cal 2020 Demonstration Amendments
Former Foster Care Youth Amendment
This amendment allows the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide coverage to former foster care youth under age 26, who were in foster care under the responsibility of a another state or tribe from any state when they “aged out” of foster care at age 18 and were enrolled in Medicaid at that time.
Whole Person Care - City Entity Technical Amendment
This technical amendment allows DHCS to accept applications from and designate a city to be a lead entity in the operation of a WPC pilot program within California.
Health Homes Program - Freedom of Choice Amendment
This amendment provides a freedom of choice waiver to provide HHP services through Medi-Cal managed care delivery system to members enrolled in managed care. Fee-for-Service (FFS) members who meet HHP eligibility criteria may choose to enroll in a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan (MCP) to receive HHP services as well as other state plan services that are provided through MCPs. HHP services will not be provided through a FFS delivery system.
Dental Transformation Initiative - Domain 1 Amendment
This amendment revises the methodology used by DHCS to determine the baseline metrics that will be used by new and existing dental service office locations for purposes of receiving incentive payments. In addition, the amendment authorizes DHCS to disburse partial incentive payments to provider service office locations that partially meet annual increases in the preventive services provided to children above the pre-determined baseline.
Whole Person Care - Tribal Entity Amendment
The amendment allows Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Health Programs to act in a lead entity role in the design, application, and operation of a WPC pilot program. The addition of these entities promotes the intent and goals of the WPC program in California.
Medi-Cal Access Program Transition Amendment
This proposed amendment would allow DHCS to add the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP) population to the Medi-Cal Managed Care (MMC) delivery system. MCAP's transition to the MMC delivery system will mirror the benefits of Medi-Cal full-scope pregnancy coverage, which includes dental services.