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CMS Approves Medicare/Medi-Cal Duals Project

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that CMS has given approval to the project to require Medicare/Medi-Cal dual eligibles to enroll in a managed care plan. The project, which was previously known as the “Coordinated Care Initiative,” will now be called CalMediConnect.

SFMS/CMA and DHCS to Present Complimentary December Webinar About "Coordinated Care" Initiative

The California Department of Health Services (DHCS) and the SFMS/CMA are sponsoring a free webinar on the state’s new Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) for dual eligibles—Californians eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare. The webinar takes place on December 19, 2012, from 12:15pm to 1:15 pm and is free for all physicians.

Coalition of Health Care Organizations Issues Joint Letter Opposing Governor's Dual Eligible Proposal

In an open letter to members of the California State Legislature, nearly twenty organizations representing a wide variety of health care stakeholders urged their representatives to oppose Governor Brown’s dual eligible proposal. The proposal would move patients eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal into a Medi-Cal Managed Care program, ultimately disrupting care and harming patients.