Tag Archives: Dual Eligibles

September 22 Webinar Materials Available

September 23, 2015
The webinar covered the consumer protections provided under the CCI. The webinar also provided a detailed summary of what benefits will be provided by Cal MediConnect plans and a review of what long term services and supports are being integrated into managed care.

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Advanced Training Webinar on California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI)​

April 23, 2015
California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally–approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI started April 1, 2014, in certain counties, and is ongoing. This advanced training webinar was presented by DREDF's Silvia Yee and Amber Cutler with Justice in Aging.

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California’s Dual Eligibles Demonstration

May 8, 2012
Dual eligibles will be passively enrolled in Medicare. Individuals who do not actively opt out of the demonstration will be locked in to a particular health plan for 6 months. Enrollees are left to rely upon a 6 month care continuity option, that does not appear to extend to such critical ancillary providers as Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers and seating fitters, and a Medi-Cal Medical Exemptions Request (MER) process that has been fraught with interpretation and implementation difficulties during the mandatory enrollment of seniors and persons with disabilities under the 1115 waiver.

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