CHA News Article

DHCS Announces First Quarterly Meeting to Discuss Coordinated Care Initiative

Last month, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced it would convene a series of quarterly meetings to review the progress of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). The first of the meetings will be held in Sacramento Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Because of limited seating at the Sheraton, registration will be on a first-come basis, but the meeting will offer a call-in option. To participate, register online for either the in-person meeting or the telephone meeting.

The CCI integrates delivery of medical, behavioral and long-term care services. It also includes the Cal MediConnect program, which is an opportunity for individuals with both Medicare and Medi-Cal – commonly referred to as “dual eligible” beneficiaries – to benefit from more coordinated care. Enrollment in Cal MediConnect is scheduled to begin no sooner than January 2014 in eight participating counties (Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino).

The agenda and other meeting materials will be available closer to the event date on