CHA News Article

DHCS Whole Child Model Implementation Delayed for CalOptima

Implementation of the Whole Child Model for CalOptima has been delayed from Jan. 1 to July 1, 2019, according to a recent update from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

According to DHCS, this postponement will allow CalOptima additional time to ensure it is able to meet the needs of the California Children’s Services population. As previously reported in CHA News, the model’s phased implementation began in July 2018. Phase two of the implementation will incorporate Partnership Health Plan and will begin Jan. 1, 2019. For more information about the Whole Child Model, visit the DHCS website.