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California Department of Healthcare Services

California Community Transitions Project

In January 2007, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) was awarded special federal grant number 1LICMS30149 to implement a Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration, “California Community Transitions” (CCT).  CCT demonstration services are available through September 30, 2016.    

DHCS is working with designated Lead Organizations to identify eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries who have continuously resided in state-licensed health care facilities for a period of 90 consecutive days or longer.  Facility stays for short-term rehabilitation services reimbursed by Medicare are not counted toward the 90-day required period.

Lead Organizations employ or contract with transition coordinators who work directly with willing and eligible individuals, support networks, and providers to facilitate and monitor their transition from facilities to community settings.  Eligible individuals of all ages with physical and mental disabilities have an opportunity to participate in CCT.  Refer to the following links for information on specific Lead Organizations and their service areas.

During the demonstration period, which begins on day 1 following discharge and lasts 365 days, CCT participants live in their own homes, apartments, or in approved community care facilities, and receive long-term services and supports which are identified in their individual comprehensive service plans.  After the demonstration period is completed, individuals who remain eligible for Medi-Cal continue to receive Medi-Cal and other home and community-based services (HCBS) where they live. 

 For more information, contact the DHCS Long-Term Care Division at (916) 552-9105, e-mail OLTC_CCT@dhcs.ca.gov, or fax (916) 440-5741.