CalAIM Explained: A Five-Year Plan to Transform Medi-Cal
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is a far-reaching, multiyear plan to transform California’s Medi-Cal program and to make it integrate more seamlessly with other social services. The goal of CalAIM is to improve outcomes for the millions of Californians covered by Medi-Cal, especially those with the most complex needs. This fact sheet includes a high-level overview of the plan's details.
New & Noteworthy
California Tackles Crucial Data Exchange Challenges
October 11, 2021
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Nationally, investment in health data infrastructure has been woefully lacking for years, with significant consequences for public health reporting.
Shared Information Has the Power to Change Californians’ Lives for the Better
September 23, 2021
Data Exchange, Health Equity, Medi-Cal
The pandemic challenges have shown that California must update health data systems to protect public health, improve care delivery, and help health and human services systems care for the whole person.
In Their Own Words: How Fragmented Care Harms People with Both Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder
Susan Anthony, Rebecca Catterson, Suzanne Campanella
Behavioral Health, Homelessness & Health Care
CHCF commissioned interviews with 54 people enrolled in Medi-Cal who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorder. The paper and accompanying videos highlight what is working — and not working — for them in the health care system.
Organizations React to Medi-Cal Managed Care Procurement Request for Proposals
Medi-Cal, Health Equity
In June DHCS issued a draft RFP for the first-ever statewide procurement for commercial Medi-Cal managed care plans. CHCF asked organizations to share the comments they submitted to the agency about the RFP. This report presents common themes from across those shared comments.
Essential Elements of Medi-Cal Palliative Care Services
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
This set of tips and tools for Medi-Cal managed care plans and palliative care providers reflects the expertise and approaches of plan-provider partners around the state, and can be used to strengthen these organizations’ collaborative approach to caring for people with serious illnesses.
The Medi-Cal Maze: Why Many Eligible Californians Don’t Enroll
Michele Cordoba, Brenda Lee, Marian Mulkey, Terri Shaw
This qualitative research was designed to better understand what prevents eligible Californians from enrolling in Medi-Cal and to identify ways to make the program even more accessible to the population it is designed to serve.
CHCF & Podcasting
A good podcast immerses you in an intimate conversation while engaging your curiosity. Since 2019, CHCF has supported projects that feature the diverse perspectives of patients and families, clinicians, and others as they seek to navigate our difficult health care delivery system.
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