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CalAIM breaks ground while reaching key milestones and looks toward further program implementations this summer

| Mar 31, 2023 | California

CalAIM, California’s multi-year initiative to transform Medi-Cal, has already met numerous key milestones regarding program implementation, which early data shows to have improved stabilization among enrollees. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) feels prepared to implement more going into the summer. The purpose of CalAIM is to transform Medi-Cal...[ Read More ]

Early data of California’s CalAIM benefits show improvements in stabilization

| Jan 10, 2023 | California

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM), a long-term commitment to transform and strengthen Medi-Cal, has seen promising data results for its Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports (CS) benefits. Early DHCS data shows that initial enrollment in ECM and CS were primarily from members who were transitioning from the...[ Read More ]

CalAIM Population Health Management program to launch in January 2023, will focus on improving data collection and bolstering community engagement

| Nov 29, 2022 | California

CalAIM’s Population Health Management (PHM) program is slated to launch in January 2023. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) says the program will be a statewide approach that ensures Medi-Cal members lead “longer, healthier, and happier lives, improved health outcomes, and health equity.”     The PHM program will...[ Read More ]

Op-Ed: Health equity for patients starts with digital equity for providers

, | Nov 29, 2022 | California

California has made progress building health data networks across the state for years now — data systems that securely deliver information on your medications, health history, and hospitalizations in real time between your different healthcare providers (imagine never having to fill out that clipboard before your medical appointment again!). While...[ Read More ]

New CHCF report highlights benefits of aligned ‘Medicare Medi-Cal Plans’ for dually eligible enrollees

| Nov 23, 2022 | California

As part of the statewide CalAIM initiative, Medicare and Medi-Cal dual enrollees will soon be able to enroll in Medicare Medi-Cal Plans (MMPs) to improve coordination across all Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits and make it easier for these dually eligible Californians to navigate both systems.     MMPs are Medicare...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM Recovery Incentives Program, NP independent practice, Medi-Cal spending projections

| Nov 23, 2022 | California

In this week's newsletter, we feature information on the upcoming CalAIM Recovery Incentive program for combatting stimulant use, recommendations for implementing the recently passed legislation to allow NPs to practice without physician supervision, and the Legislative Analyst's Office's predictions about Medi-Cal spending over the next few years. Thanks for reading!...[ Read More ]