​​​​​Coordinated Care Initiative Overview

Passage of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) in July 2012 marked an important step toward transforming California's Medi-Cal (Medicaid) care delivery system to better serve the state's low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. Building upon many years of stakeholder discussions, the CCI begins the process of integrating delivery of medical, behavioral, and long-term care services and provides a road map to integrate Medicare and Medi-Cal for beneficiaries of both programs, called “dual eligible" beneficiaries.  For more information on the CCI, please visit CalDuals.org​.

Created through a public process involving stakeholders and health care consumers, the CCI was enacted through Senate Bill 1008 (Chapter 33, Statutes of 2012) and Senate Bill 1036 (Chapter 45, Statutes of 2012).

The CCI was implemented in seven counties beginning in 2014. The seven counties are Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Under the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is proposing to transition CCI to a statewide Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) structure. DHCS will work with health plans, stakeholders, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to transition and expand integrated care statewide.  This policy is intended to help meet the statewide goals of improved care integration and person-centered care, under both the CalAIM initiative and the California Master Plan for Aging.

Major Parts of the Coordinated Care Initiative

  • Cal MediConnect: A voluntary health plan for dual eligible beneficiaries to receive coordinated medical, behavioral health, long-term institutional, and home-and community-based services through a single organized delivery system. Cal MediConnect combines both Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits with additional care coordination benefits.  
  • Managed Medi-Cal Long-Term Supports and Services (MLTSS): All Medi-Cal beneficiaries, including dual eligible beneficiaries, in CCI counties are required to join a Medi-Cal managed care health plan to receive their Medi-Cal benefits, including LTSS and Medicare wrap-around benefits.

CCI Fact Sheets

  1. Resources for Beneficiaries

     2. Resources for Providers

     3. Resources for Advocates

     4. Historical CCI Information

Adopted Legislation​

Earlier Versions of the Legislative Langauge​

For more information about the Coordinated Care Initiative and Cal MediConnect, please visit the program's main page, CalDuals.org.
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