Health and Human Services News Briefs
December 22, 2016
CSAC Jail Medical Webpage Now Live
We have created a new resources webpage for the upcoming Medi-Cal County Inmate Program (MCIP). This new program will allow counties or providers (in situations where a county opts into the program and provides the non-federal matching funds) to draw down federal Medicaid funding for inmates who are treated for more than 24 hours at medical facilities that are offsite or separate from county jails. Counties should have received materials from the Department of Health Care Services and can begin opting into the program in January. We will be updating our MCIP page on the CSAC website as materials are made available. The slides from a recent informational webinar on the program, hosted by DHCS, are available here.
CSAC Supports Continued Commitment to Coordinated Care Initiative
A wide range of stakeholders, including CSAC, recently sent a letter to Governor Brown expressing support for continuing the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) in the 2017-18 budget. CCI brings together the many fragmented pieces of our healthcare system, enabling CCI beneficiaries to be better served and live more productive lives.
Stakeholders have invested over six years in the design and implementation of CCI with the aim of improving the overall quality of care a beneficiary receives. With CCI, there is a common goal to move California from a fragmented health and long term care system to a delivery system that is more coordinated and provides high quality, fully integrated, and person-centered care to seniors and people with disabilities.
Signatories of the letter also include: California Association of Health Plans, the Alzheimer’s Association, CAPG – the Voice of Accountable Physician Groups, the Congress of California Seniors, LifeLong Administrative Offices, Local Health Plans of California, Services Employee’s International Union, and UDW/AFSCME Local 3930.