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DHCS Offers Webinar for Physicians on the Coordinated Care Initiative
Webinar tailored specifically to physicians, other providers and their staff

As part of its comprehensive outreach and education effort, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will offer an educational webinar on the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) for physicians and other providers on July 30 at 5 p.m. 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 the Cal MediConnect program 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 webinar will include a 30-minute overview of Cal MediConnect, including continuity of care provisions, and a 30-minute question-and-answer period. The content of the webinar will be relevant specifically for physicians, other providers and their staff. While future dates will be announced for other stakeholders, DHCS asks that only physicians, other providers and their staff register and participate in this webinar. For more information, visit the online registration site or