Category: CalAIM


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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Senate Sub. 3 Examines DHCS Budget Items, Including CalAIM

The Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services today convened a hearing to examine proposed budget investments under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Today’s hearing included presentations from DHCS Director Will Lightbourne and State Medicaid Director Jacey Cooper, representatives from the Department of…

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LAO Issues Analyses on Medi-Cal Budget, CalAIM Financing

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released an analysis on the state’s Medi-Cal budget for 2020-21 and 2021-22, as well as an analysis of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) financing issues. Brief summaries of these reports are provided below: Medi-Cal Budget Analysis The LAO’s analysis assesses major adjustments to the Medi-Cal budget…

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CHPS Publishes Policy Brief on CalAIM and Justice-Involved Populations

California Health Policy Strategies (CHPS) recently issued a policy brief providing an overview of the California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) implications for reentry and justice-involved populations. CHPS details the background of the Newsom Administration’s CalAIM proposal and discusses potential changes in health services delivery and financing for…

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LAO Issues Overview Report on CalAIM Proposal

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published a report providing an overview of the state’s California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal, a sweeping set of reforms to expand, transform, and streamline Medi-Cal service delivery and financing. This week’s report from the LAO is the first in a series addressing different components of…

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DHCS to Hold CalAIM Overview Webinar on January 28

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will hold a webinar to provide an overview of the relaunch of the Newsom Administration’s California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative. The CalAIM initiative builds upon prior successes in health care delivery and proposes to provide more services and supports for patients with complex needs. According to…

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DHCS Delays CalAIM Implementation, Will Seek Extension of Section 1115 and 1915b Waivers

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on Wednesday announced via email it is postponing its California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal implementation timelines in order to allow for the continued response to COVID-19. DHCS further indicated it plans to engage stakeholders and the federal government in both an extension of the existing Section…

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