The Cal MediConnect program is transitioning on December 31, 2022. Starting on January 1, 2023, Cal MediConnect members will be transitioned to MMPs, or Medi-Medi Plans. MMPs is the California-specific program name for Exclusively Aligned Enrollment Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (EAE D-SNPs). Under exclusively aligned enrollment, beneficiaries can enroll in a D-SNP for Medicare benefits and in a Medi-Cal managed care plan for Medi-Cal benefits, which are both operated by the same parent organization for better care coordination and integration.
MMPs offer an integrated approach to care and care coordination that is like Cal MediConnect. The MMPs will work together to deliver all covered benefits to their members, and members will receive integrated member materials, such as one integrated member ID card.
The transition will happen in all Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) counties – Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. Existing Cal MediConnect plans and all Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans in these counties must create MMPs by January 1, 2023, to support this transition.