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California Financial Alignment Demonstration (Cal MediConnect)

SPOTLIGHT & RELEASES

Key Dates

March 27, 2013 - CMS and California sign MOU

December 18, 2013 - CMS, California, and participating plans execute three-way contract

April 1, 2014 - Start of passive enrollment in San Mateo County and opt-in enrollment in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties 

May 1, 2014 - Start of passive enrollment in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties

July 1, 2014 - Start of passive enrollment in Los Angeles County

January 1, 2015 - Start of passive enrollment in Santa Clara County

July 1, 2015 - Start of enrollment in Orange County 

January 1, 2018 - CMS, California, and participating plans execute three-way contract

Cal MediConnect Model

On March 27, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the State of California will partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience, along with access to new services.

Under the demonstration, also called "Cal MediConnect," California and CMS will contract with Medicare-Medicaid plans to coordinate the delivery of and be accountable for covered Medicare and Medicaid services for participating Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. 

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Information from the state of California:

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