CHA News Article

DHCS Provides Medi-Cal Geographic Managed Care Expansion Update

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced it has approved United Healthcare of California (UHC) to begin serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Sacramento and San Diego counties as of Oct. 1. UHC responded to DHCS’ 2015 Request for Application to become a new Medi-Cal managed care health plan in the geographic managed care model counties. In January 2016, UHC was provided with a Notice of Intent to Award by DHCS following the application evaluations. DHCS then began plan readiness activities to implement UHC as a new Medi-Cal managed care health plan. According to DHCS, UHC has successfully completed all DHCS and Department of Managed Health Care requirements to demonstrate the legal capacity to contract and maintain appropriate licensure in order to operate. For information about future managed care plan procurements, visit the DHCS website.