​​​​Stakeho​lder Communication Update - December 2021

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to share this bimonthly update of important events and actions at the Department. If you are not a subscriber and would like to receive these updates, please sign up on the DHCS website. Check out the Calendar of Events for specific meetings and events, or visit the Stakeholder Engagement Directory for listings by program. You also can view our State Plan Amendments (SPA), and find the most recent data on Medi-Cal enrollment. For questions or suggestions, contact us at DHCSCommunications@dhcs.ca.gov​

Top News

  •  ​California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Updates
    •  Mandatory Managed Care Enrollment
    •  Managed Care Benefit Standardization
    • Dental Initiatives
  • Medi-Cal COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program


Program Updates

  •  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Aware
  •  Annual Network Certification Update
  • Asset Limits – Non-Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Medi-Cal
  • Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Update
  • Behavioral Health Federal Grants Update
  • CalHOPE
  • Certification of Compliance – Transfer, Discharge, and Refusal to Readmit Hearing Decisions
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors
  • Dental Integration - Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM)
  • Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI)
  • Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS)
  • Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver Amendment
  • MCP Procurement - Model Changes Update
  • Medi-Cal Health Enrollment Navigators Project
  • Medi-Cal Rx Implementation Update
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) Waiver Amendment
  • Older Adult Expansion
  • Postpartum Care Coverage
  • Quality Improvement Awards - 2021
  • Smile, California Campaign for Medi-Cal Dental Services 

Stakeholder Meetings and Webinars

  •  CalAIM Justice-Involved Meeting
  •  CalAIM Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) and Duals Integration Workgroup Meeting
  •  Community Health Workers (CHW) Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
  • Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) Stakeholder Update Webinar
  • Doula Services Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
  • Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Phase II
  • Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel (MCHAP) Meeting
  • Medi-Cal Consumer-Focused Stakeholder Workgroup (CFSW) Meeting
  • Medi-Cal Dental Los Angeles Stakeholder Meeting
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG) Meeting
  • Telehealth Advisory Workgroup Meeting


  •  Managed Care Performance Monitoring Dashboard Report
  •  Quality Incentive Pool (QIP) Program Year Three (PY3) Evaluation Report 
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