Tag Archives: Dual Eligibles

WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary

Free Webinar Series When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI started on April 1, 2014, in … Continue reading

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How Advocates Can Protect Clients from Balance Billing in California

In this September 2014 Fact Sheet,  NSCLC shares guidance on protecting clients when providers in California balance bill dual eligibles illegally.

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Health Network Alert – Understanding the Duals Special Needs Plan Policy

(08/20/2014)  The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently released a new Duals Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) policy impacting beneficiaries residing in counties implementing the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). The new policy is complicated and affects beneficiaries enrolled in …

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Health Network Alert – Protecting Medi-Cal Beneficiaries from Balance Billing: Resources for Advocates

(08/08/2014)  Advocates continue to report attempts by providers, particularly physicians, to ”balance bill” dual eligible beneficiaries (those who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal) for charges not covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal.

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WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: What Advocates Need to Know – Basics

Free Webinar Series When: Monday, July 14, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 PM PDT/ 5:00 – 6:00 PM EDT The state of California has started implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration project known as … Continue reading

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Health Network Alert – New Version of Advocate’s Guide to Coordinated Care Initiative Now Available

(06/27/2014)  Implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) – California’s dual eligible demonstration program — is now underway in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and San Mateo counties. Because there have been significant changes to the CCI since …

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Health Network Alert: New NSCLC Resource for States Preparing Dual Eligible Demonstration Consumer Enrollment Notices

(06/26/2014)  With support from The Commonwealth Fund, NSCLC prepared a new resource, You’ve Got Mail: Designing Enrollment Notices for a Dual Eligible Demonstration Rollout. The resource is designed to assist consumer advocates and state officials preparing consumer notices and enrollment …

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WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary

Free Webinar Series When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM PST California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI started on April 1, 2014, … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Consumer Outreach in the Dual Eligible Demonstrations

April 8, 2014 Explaining the dual eligible demonstrations to consumers is no easy task! How do you give consumers enough information so that they can make informed choices without drowning them in details? How do you reach the many hard-to-reach … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative – What Advocates Need to Know Basics

 March 13, 2014 The state of California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI will start on April 1, 2014 in certain counties. The CCI fundamentally … Continue reading

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