CHA News Article

DHCS Announces Fresno Pilot for Community Care Transitions Program

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is initiating a pilot project to measure the effectiveness of newly created marketing materials, attached, for the Community Care Transitions (CCT) program. CCT, California’s Money Follow the Person demonstration, is funded through a federal grant awarded to rebalance the state’s Medicaid spending on long-term care for residents who wish to live and receive care in the community. Under CCT, eligible residents who have lived in an institution or facility for 90 consecutive days and want to transition back to the community are provided with transition coordination, support and follow-up from contracted service providers. Facilities unable to meet residents’ needs for long-term home and community-based services are required to refer identified residents to state-designated local contact agencies (LCAs).

DHCS recently developed new marketing materials in both English and Spanish to increase statewide awareness of CCT and to reinforce the link between inpatient facilities and regional LCAs. DHCS now seeks to measure the effectiveness of the materials by implementing a targeted, six-month pilot project in partnership with inpatient facilities and transition agencies in Fresno County. Additional information is available at the pilot project page on the DHCS website.