CalOptima’s OneCare Health Plan Problems Delay Participation In California Dual Eligible Pilot

News Report | June 8, 2014

CalOptima, the county-operated health system serving Orange County, California, has delayed the launch of its Cal MediConnect pilot program for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to correct problems in its OneCare Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan and in its Medicaid operations. California is participating in a federal demonstration project to coordinate and integrate care for dual eligibles; the project is called Cal MediConnect; it is part of the state's Coordinated Care Initiative. Eight counties were selected to participate in Cal MediConnect; enrollments started in May 2014. An estimated 460,000 state residents will be eligible to enroll . . .

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