How California Can Ensure Continuity of Care for Vulnerable Seniors Transitioning to Managed Care

On April 1, 2014, the first of an estimated 450,000 “dual eligibles” (adults insured through both Medicare and Medi-Cal) in eight counties were enrolled in a combined Medi-Cal and Medicare managed care program called Cal MediConnect. Cal MediConnect holds the promise of addressing unmet needs and improving the coordination of their care across a complex array of medical and social support services.

Dual Eligibles, CA State Budget and Policy
Giving low-income older adults in California a voice in their own care is critical to making a seamless transition into Cal MediConnect, a new managed care program for dual-eligibles, according to a policy note by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.