Medi-Cal 2020 Demonstration
Return to Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Resources Webpage
California’s Section 1115(a) Medicaid Waiver, entitled Medi-Cal 2020, was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 30, 2015, and is effective through December 31, 2020. The Medi-Cal 2020 Demonstration aims to transform and improve the quality of care, access, and efficiency of health care services for over 13 million Medi-Cal members.
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is a multi-year Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) initiative to implement overarching policy changes across all Medi-Cal delivery systems. Throughout 2019 and 2020, DHCS will conduct extensive stakeholder engagement for both CalAIM and the Medicaid Section 1115 waiver renewal. The goal is to transition all existing managed care authorities into one consolidated 1915(b) California managed care waiver. For more information about the CalAIM initiatives and stakeholder engagement process, please visit the
General Waiver Resources
if you wish to be added to the DHCS stakeholder email service.