Category: CalAIM


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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LAO Issues Report on Newsom Administration’s CalAIM Proposal

On Monday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published a report detailing the Newsom Administration’s sweeping California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal to transform the state’s Medi-Cal program. The LAO’s report provides an overview of the primary components to be reformed through the CalAIM proposal, including: Increasing Focus on Medi-Cal’s High-Cost, High-Risk Enrollees – The…

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Newsom Administration Returns to CalAIM Name

One of the most well-received announcements in the Medi-Cal world this week was that Medi-Cal Healthier California for All would return to its original name, CalAIM. Recall last November, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released their multi-year proposal transform and enhance the Medi-Cal program, entitled California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). However, the…

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Newsom Administration Renames CalAIM Initiative

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on Wednesday announced that is has renamed the multi-year reform initiative aimed at improving the health outcomes and quality of life for California’s population in Medi-Cal. Recall, DHCS released its formal proposal to incorporate several state innovations that have been successfully tested through California’s federal 1115 waivers…

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DHCS Issues Updates on CalAIM, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy Initiatives

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently issued a series of updates related to CalAIM, behavioral health integration, and pharmacy services. CalAIM Stakeholder Process As you recall, DHCS recently revealed its California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal, the multi-year initiative by DHCS to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of Medi-Cal…

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DHCS Releases CalAIM Proposal

On Monday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a multi-year initiative, California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). The Administration identified three primary goals for CalAIM: Identify and manage member risk and need through Whole Person Care Approaches and addressing the Social Determinants of Health; Move Medi-Cal to a more consistent and seamless system…

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