Category: CalAIM


DHCS ECM and ILOS Webinar Recording and Slides Now Available

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today made available the recording and materials from the August 25 webinar for providers and interested parties on the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and In Lieu of Services (ILOS) components. The August 25 webinar covers the following: What are ECM…

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DHCS to Hold CalAIM ECM and ILOS Webinar on August 25

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will convene a webinar, the second in a two-part series, to educate community providers about fundamental aspects of the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and In Lieu of Services (ILOS), including managed care plan and provider roles, provider expectations, and an overview…

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DHCS Makes Available CalAIM Webinar Materials

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) last month convened a webinar for providers and interested stakeholders to learn about the forthcoming policy changes associated with Medi-Cal Managed Care and the state’s sweeping California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Initiative. The webinar provided background on Medi-Cal, CalAIM components, Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and In…

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CMS Opens Public Comment for California’s CalAIM Waiver Request

This week, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed receipt and completion of California’s Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, referred to as California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). CMS today opened a 30-day federal public comment period, allowing individuals to provide input on California’s request for a five-year Medicaid demonstration extension. The federal…

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DHCS Submits CalAIM Waiver Applications to CMS

On Wednesday, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Section 1115 Demonstration and CalAIM Section 1915(b) Waiver to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for review and approval. By submitting the applications, DHCS is seeking federal approval to implement key components of the…

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DHCS to Host Webinar for Providers Interested in CalAIM ECM and ILOS

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a webinar on Medi-Cal managed care and upcoming policy changes associated with the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative on Tuesday, June 29 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. The webinar is intended for counties and providers and will feature an opportunity to learn the latest…

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UCLA Issues Brief on WPC Implementation Strategies and Enrollees

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research this week issued a new health policy brief exploring the rollout of each Whole Person Care (WPC) program pilot, including implementation strategies and enrollee experiences. The report analyses interim data from the statewide evaluation of WPC to present a snapshot of the 25 participating pilots’ enrollee characteristics and…

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Assembly Committees Finalize Review of CalAIM Components

On Thursday, the Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services convened a joint informational hearing to continue its review of various components as part of the Newsom Administration’s ambitious California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal. Recall, the same committees have convened similar hearings over the past…

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Legislature Continues Policy and Informational Hearings

This week, the California State Senate and Assembly continued to convene policy committee hearings on legislative bills, as well as informational hearings on a number of subjects, including those related to COVID-19. The Legislature will convene again next week before taking a one-week spring recess during the week of March 29. Numerous CHEAC-tracked measures continue…

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