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DHCS Announces 22 Applications for Dual Eligible Demonstration

California is one of 15 states awarded a federal contract to develop new models of coordinated care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, also known as “dual eligibles.” The state has about 1.15 million dual eligibles, who tend to have many chronic health conditions and rely on services from numerous providers. Currently, only a small portion of California’s dual eligibles are enrolled in organized health care systems.

The Dual Eligibles Coordinated Care Demonstration is intended to provide models in which one entity coordinates an individual’s entire care, including behavioral health, social support, medical care and long-term care. In response to a Request for Solutions for the demonstration, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has received 22 applications from health plans operating in 10 counties. DHCS will review these applications over the next few weeks and announce by late March which ones will participate in the demonstration. Applications are available at Comments on the applications can be submitted to info@calduals.orgContact: Anne McLeod, (916) 552-7536,