When: Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PT/1-2 p.m. ET
In 2014, California’s Department of Health Care Services launched the Coordinated Care Initiative for dual eligibles in certain counties. It provided dual eligibles with an option to enroll in an integrated Medicare-Medicaid plan called Cal MediConnect. Now, California has proposed ending Cal MediConnect and transitioning to a statewide Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) model with managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). It is also proposing changes to the Medi-Cal Long-Term Care benefit and the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and requiring dual eligibles to enroll in Medi-Cal managed care across the state. This webinar will unpack the major proposed changes that affect dual eligibles, including:
A brief overview of the Coordinated Care Initiative and Cal MediConnect;
Discussion of the major components of the CalAIM proposal that impact dual eligibles, including the D-SNP transition, mandatory Medi-Cal managed care enrollment, and changes to long-term care and MSSP, and what these changes mean to counties in and out of the Coordinated Care Initiative;
Areas that are ripe for advocacy based on the CalAIM proposal; and
How advocates and other stakeholders can provide input on the proposed changes.
Who should participate:
Advocates who work with California’s dual eligibles, individuals interested in California’s dual eligible demonstration, and other stakeholders.
Denny Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
This webinar took place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PT/ 1-2 p.m. ET.