On July 1, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched seven new Medi-Cal Whole Person Care (WPC) pilots and another eight already launched WPC pilots were expanded. Another 10 WPC pilots that did not expand continue to operate, bringing the total number of pilots to 25. The five-year WPC pilots are locally-based initiatives that coordinate physical health, behavioral health, and social services, including non-Medicaid services, housing, and supportive services for Medicaid beneficiaries who are high users of multiple health care systems and have poor outcomes.
The WPC target population includes Medicaid beneficiaries with . . .