CHA News Article

CCI Implementation Delayed to April 2014

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that implementation of the coordinated care initiative (CCI) will begin no sooner than April 2014. The demonstration program was previously scheduled to begin in January 2014 in eight designated counties.

A major component of the CCI is the Cal MediConnect program, which will enroll beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medi-Cal (“dual eligibles”) into managed care. The CCI also includes the integration of long-term care services and supports, including long-term care provided in a skilled-nursing facility, in-home support services and multipurpose senior services programs.