On March 11, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a revised Medi-Cal managed care request for proposal (RFP) schedule. The new schedule moves the release of each RFP to 2020. Previously the state planned to stagger the release of the RFPs from 2019 to 2021. The new schedule also delays some of the implementations of the new contracts until 2023. According to California DHCS spokesperson Anthony Cava, DHCS assessed the Medi-Cal managed care RFP schedule, based upon projected expended work effort, and determined that the original schedule was not reasonable due to the number . . .