Dual Eligibles Coordinated Care Demonstration - Cal MediConnect
California's Medi-Cal program and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) partnered to launch a financial alignment demonstration to promote coordinated health care delivery for Californians who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal.
The demonstration – known as Cal MediConnect – aims to create a seamless service delivery experience for dual eligible beneficiaries, with the ultimate goals of improved care coordination, better health outcomes, and a more efficient delivery system. Cal MediConnect combines Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits into one health plan, with additional care coordination benefits.
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
(Chapter 33, Statutes of 2012) and
(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 launched in 2014 and was ultimately implemented in seven counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo and Santa Clara.
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