Medi-Cal Vaccination Incentives Announced

This afternoon, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced a new program to encourage vaccination among Medi-Cal beneficiaries. $350 million (half general fund and half federal funding) will be available to Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) to incentivize outreach programs and activities by the plans and their providers, particularly primary care providers and pharmacies, as well as engage with trusted community organizations, such as food banks, advocacy groups, and faith-based organizations. This incentive program will run from September 2021 through February 2022.