Certain Seniors & People with Disabilities Required to Enroll into Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans

Starting June 2011, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is requiring people with disabilities and seniors who have Medi-Cal only (not Medicare) to enroll in a Medi-Cal managed care plan.  DHCS has worked with the California HealthCare Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies to coordinate a 90-minute informational webinar to provide information about the upcoming change to advocates and organizations that serve seniors and people with disabilities.  Three sessions have already been held and 2 more will be held on Wed. May 25th. One session is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and the other is from 12:30 -2 p.m.

Sign up as space is limited. Register for the Medi-Cal Informational Webinar online.

This change will affect the following 16 California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Tulare.

More info on this change will be posted soon.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.