Medi-Cal Managed Care Procurement and Updated Contract

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Transforming Medi-Cal Managed Care to Improve Equity, Quality, Access, and Transparency


Intent to Award Contracts to Medi-Cal Plans

On August 25, 2022, the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) issued a news release announcing its intent to award contracts to commercial managed care plans (MCPs) to deliver Medi-Cal services to Californians across the state, beginning in 2024. This first-ever statewide competitive procurement for commercial MCPs will transform and redefine how care is delivered to millions of Californians.

Raising the state’s expectations of plans in the Medi-Cal program, the restructured and more robust managed care contract reflects DHCS’ objective to hold all MCP partners and their subcontractors more accountable for high-quality, accessible, and comprehensive care; advance health equity and improve population health; reduce health disparities; and improve health outcomes.

In parallel with the commercial plan procurement, DHCS has provided approval to 17 counties to change the type of managed care model in which they participate and a proposed direct contract with Kaiser in 32 counties, subject to federal approval.​​

Plans Selected​

DHCS intends to award 28 contracts to the following commercial MCPs to deliver Medi-Cal services in 21 counties:

Intended Awardees​​​​​ Counties
Molina Healthc​areLos Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego
Anthem Blue Cross Partnership PlanAlpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mono, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Sacramento, Tuolumne
Health NetAmador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mono, San Diego, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne

​Learn More About the Procurement

Press-related questions should be directed to DHCS’ Office of Communications.​​

Last modified date: 8/29/2022 11:18 AM