Cal MediConnect: How Have Health Systems Responded?

July 2016
Brooke Hollister, Carrie Graham, Charlene Harrington, Alice Wong, Luke O’Shea, Elaine Kurtovich, Brenda Nussey, and Pi-Ju Liu

Researchers at the University of California worked with a stakeholder advisory group to design an evaluation of Cal MediConnect (CMC), California’s dual financial alignment demonstration. It was decided that the evaluation should include qualitative interviews with stakeholders engaged in CMC to determine how the program has impacted the health system and how the system and stakeholders have responded to CMC. The aims of the health system response study are to: (1) examine organizational impacts and health system responses to the demonstration; and (2) identify challenges, promising practices and recommendations to improve the coordination of care across sites for dual beneficiaries. Additionally, results from the first phase of key informant (KI) interviews will also be used to identify topics for further inquiry and case studies in phase two of the health system response project (beginning in Winter 2017).

Last modified Jul 22, 2016