CHA News Article

Anthem Plans for Medi-Cal Managed Care Expansion

Anthem Blue Cross will be responding to the Department of Health Care Service’s application to expand Medi-Cal managed care into 25 rural fee-for-service counties. The expansion is part of the Governor’s budget plan to improve care coordination and reduce costs in the Medi-Cal program. Anthem will send a Letter of Intent (LOI) to hospitals and other providers in the expansion counties that currently provide services or are interested in providing services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The non-binding LOI, attached below, will allow Anthem to evaluate the number of hospitals and other providers willing to participate in the managed care expansion.