CHA News Article

DHCS Issues CCI/Cal MediConnect Enrollment Timeline

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has issued updated county-by-county information on the timeline for implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) , including Cal MediConnect.  As previously announced, Cal MediConnect/CCI — including the passive enrollment of eligible dual beneficiaries — will begin in April in Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego and San Mateo  counties.   In Los Angeles County, voluntary enrollment into Cal MediConnect will start in April. Passive enrollment will begin in July 2014 for one plan only (Health Net).  It is anticipated that passive enrollment into LA CARE will begin Dec. 1.  

Implementation in Orange County has been delayed as the result of a recent program audit of CalOptima by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),  which resulted in the suspension of enrollment of Medicare beneficiaries into Cal Optima.  DHCS has indicated that Cal MediConnect will not move forward in Orange County until CalOptima has taken required corrective action. 

Cal MediConnect/CCI will begin July 1 in Alameda County.  In Santa Clara County, Cal MediConnect will begin Jan. 1, 2015, while other components of CCI will begin July 1, 2014. 

A summary of the information provided by DHCS is attached.  Additional information is available at