On January 13, 2023, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) updated the Medi-Cal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Operational Unwinding Plan to incorporate policy changes as a result of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted on December 29, 2022 and corresponding guidance released from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the form of a CMCS Informational Bulletin on January 5, 2023. The updated Medi-Cal PHE and Continuous Coverage Unwinding Operational Plan reflects the delinking of the continuous coverage requirement from the PHE as of April 1, 2023, setting the stage for the resumption of Medi-Cal redeterminations.

DHCS is working with our program partners and state and federal officials to ensure Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to medically necessary COVID‑19 testing and care. The resources below contain detailed information about our actions during the COVID-19 emergency.