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DHCS Releases Cal MediConnect HRA Dashboard

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released the attached new data on health risk assessment (HRA) completion rates in the Cal MediConnect program. Cal MediConnect aims to coordinate medical, behavioral health, long-term institutional, and home- and community-based services through a single health plan for beneficiaries dually eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal. The HRA survey tool assesses all of a beneficiary’s needs, including the areas of medical and behavioral health, chronic conditions, disabilities, functional impairments, assistance in key activities of daily living, dementia, and cognitive and mental status. Used as a basis to develop a beneficiary’s individual care plan and make sure the beneficiary is connected to the care and services they need, the HRA is a critical part of the Cal MediConnect care coordination process.

Cal MediConnect plans are required to conduct the HRA within 45 days for beneficiaries at high risk and 90 days for low-risk beneficiaries. DHCS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have been working with the Cal MediConnect plans to track the HRA completion rates. DHCS will release the Cal MediConnect HRA dashboards on a quarterly basis. The Feb. 11 Cal MediConnect HRA Dashboard is attached.

The Cal MediConnect program is part of California’s larger Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). For more information about the CCI, visit http://www.calduals.org.

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