Medi-Cal 2020/Health Homes

2015

June 3, 2015 – The CCI Stakeholder Workgroup for Alameda County has been meeting for almost three years around coverage and care delivery issues affecting Duals and SPDs. On May 29, 2015, the Workgroup convened to review and discuss California’s HHPCN Concept Paper Version 2.0. Our robust discussion included concerns about rates (will they be adequate), reimbursement (will Health Homes pay for the activities and services that are most successful in working with complex individuals), opportunities (for instance, Adult Day Health Care serving as the Community Based Care Management Entity, or other CBOs contracting to provide care management and other services), and feasibility (while the state intends to roll out Health Homes to all counties, adequate network and other factors are requirements for readiness).

SSC has sent a letter to Brian Hansen at DHCS summarizing the comments, concerns and recommendations that came out of the May 29 Workgroup meeting. Click here for SSC’s June 2 letter.

Click here for DHCS’s complete powerpoint on HHPCN (a condensed version of this was presented at the May 29 meeting).

April 16, 2015 – On April 15, California’s Department of Health Care Services hosted a webinar on the updated Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs Program Concept Paper Version 2.0.  The Health Homes concept has been significantly fleshed out, and during the webinar DHCS shared much greater detail about how they envision the program working.

Health Homes is an optional Medicaid benefit that will coordinate access to medical and behavioral health services, and long-term services and support, and provide linkages to community social supports.

Click here to go to DHCS’s Health Homes web page, where you can download the most concept paper and other documents.

Click here to view the webinar on YouTube.

March 26, 2015 – The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is hosting a webinar on April 15th for the release of an updated concept paper of their design for the ACA Section 2703 on Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs Program.  During the webinar, DHCS will share updates on the Health Homes program concept based on ongoing development and stakeholder feedback.

Health Homes is an optional Medicaid benefit that will coordinate access to medical and behavioral health services, and long-term services and support, and provide linkages to community social supports.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
9am – 10:30am

February 12, 2015 – On January 23, at the Coordinated Care Initiative Stakeholders Workgroup post-CCI Debriefing, Corinne Jan, Executive Director at Family Bridges, gave a presentation on the CBAS-as-Health-Home pilot that Family Bridges is working on as part of a California Association of Adult Day Services initiative. Click here to view the powerpoint. Jan and her colleagues at other organizations that provide Adult Day Health Care hope to establish a Health Home model that will work with Medi-Cal’s HHPCN program, but will also offer solutions to hospitals, managed care organizations, etc.

February 12, 2015 – If you’d like to get on the stakeholder list for notices and meetings, send an email to HHP@dhcs.ca.gov.

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