January 16, 2013 – **Update: The Launch Date has been pushed back to no earlier than July 2014** Both the Duals Demonstration and Medi-Cal Managed Care LTSS were set to launch in eight counties – including Alameda County – as early as June 1, 2013. The Governor’s proposed budget had moved the launch date to
September 2013 July 2014 and specifies that in Alameda County enrollment will be phased in over 12 months. This means that the first notices that any beneficiaries would have received about the transition would arrive no earlier than June 2013 April 2014.
California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), included in last year’s FY 2012-13 Budget, is a multi-year plan to coordinate health care and long term services and supports for dual eligibles (Medicare/Medi-Cal beneficiaries) and Medi-Cal Only seniors and people with disabilities. The CCI has two major components. The first incorporates Medi-Cal-covered Long Term Services and Supports (IHSS, ADHC, MSSP and skilled nursing facility) into Managed Care. The second component, the Duals Demonstration, integrates Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage into Managed Care Plans that coordinate both medical and long term services and supports.
Return to the Coordinated Care Initiative page here.