Managed Care Plans Express Concern Over Medi-Cal Shift
Leaders of managed care organizations are expressing concern about the cost of providing health services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are elderly or have disabilities. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This week, 16 California counties began the process of enrolling such beneficiaries in managed care plans. Leaders of the plans say Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are elderly or have disabilities are more likely to have chronic health conditions and are hospitalized about five times more frequently than other beneficiaries.
- "New Medi-Cal Members Worrisome" (Payers & Providers, 6/2).