CHA News Article

DHCS to Host Webinar on Whole Person Care Application, Selection Criteria

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a webinar May 19 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (PT) to describe the final Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot program application and selection criteria. During the webinar, DHCS will clarify specific program requirements, as requested in public comments and questions it received. 

The WPC pilot program is an initiative under California’s section 1115(a) demonstration waiver, titled “California’s Medi-Cal 2020 Demonstration.” The waiver renewal — effective Dec. 30, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2020 — includes $6.2 billion of initial federal funding to support the state’s Medi-Cal program and its health care coverage of more than 13 million individuals. WPC pilots will provide an option to a county, a city and county, a health or hospital authority, or a consortium of any of the above entities serving a region consisting of more than one county or health authority, to receive support to integrate care for a particularly vulnerable group of Medi-Cal beneficiaries who have been identified as high users of multiple systems and continue to have poor health outcomes. Webinar registration is available online.