On December 19, 2017, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved California’s plan to launch a Medicaid health home program focused on people with chronic health conditions, as well as mental health and addiction disorders. The first wave of implementation is scheduled for July 2018. The state anticipates full implementation across 29 counties by January 2020. Under the health home model, individuals who qualify for the program will have the opportunity to opt-in to the health home program. For individuals enrolled in managed care, the managed care plan will serve as the lead entity and . . .