DHCS announces Healthy Families transition to Medi-Cal Managed Care in rural counties

July 15, 2013

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced Medi-Cal fee-for-service transition to Medi-Cal managed care is set to begin for 28 rural counties on September 1, 2013. The transition is to be implemented in phases in order to ensure the readiness of DHCS contracted health plans and to minimize any disruption in services to beneficiaries.

Phase 4 of the Healthy Families Program transition will begin on September 1, 2013, for the eight County Organized Health System (COHS) counties that include Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity. DHCS is evaluating health plan readiness to minimize disruption of services and ensure continuity of care. Approximately 8,000 Healthy Families’ patients will be transitioned.

On November 1 2013, Phase 4b of the 27,000 Healthy Families Program beneficiaries will transition in Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, San Benito, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne and Yuba counties.

Additional details are available on the expansion of Medi-Cal managed care here.

Details for the Healthy Families transition are available here.

Questions or comments for DHCS can be sent via email to DHCSHealthyFamiliesTransition@dhcs.ca.gov.

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