CHA News Article

DHCS Announces Delay in Cal MediConnect Start Date
CHA's white paper on demonstration is available for members

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that Cal MediConnect, the coordinated care initiative that will transition dually eligible individuals into managed care in eight designated counties, will begin no earlier than January 2014. Implementation and initial beneficiary enrollment had previously been targeted for October 1, 2013. In making the announcement, DHCS Director Toby Douglas noted that the Department will communicate new timelines reflecting the January 2014 start date, but will continue to assess the most appropriate start date as implementation and assessment progresses. 

CHA has published a white paper about the Cal MediConnect demonstration and will continue to share new information and implementation updates as they become available.