Monitoring Performance in Medi-Cal

CHCF monitors how well the Medi-Cal program is delivering timely and high-quality care to its enrolles. Given the large number of people of color enrolled in the program, improving access and quality in Medi-Cal is essential to California's ability to achieve health equity.

Around 80% of Medi-Cal members are enrolled in a Medi-Cal managed care plan. CHCF has focused on tracking trends in the quality of care overseen by these plans. It has also closely followed the state’s recent process to select and write new contracts with Medi-Cal managed care plans, noting the once-in-a-decade opportunity to hold these plans to higher standards for access and quality.