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Plan Readiness - Preparing for an Influx of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Caring for some of California’s most vulnerable citizens is nothing new for Molina Healthcare of California. Currently Molina manages over 15,000 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (SPDs) members (5% of Molina’s total California membership). And company-wide Molina has been managing this population for 30 years and currently serves 150,000 in the states where we operate health plans. However beginning in June, Molina and other Medicaid health plans will begin managing more of these members. Why?

The change is a result of the California Legislature’s passage and federal approval of the Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver last November. The Waiver contained provisions to enroll over 360,000 SPDs in 16 counties across the State into Medicaid managed health plans. Plans like Molina are confident this will mean improved access and coordinated care for beneficiaries. And the State of California is expecting that not only will care improve but the move will reduce healthcare costs for this population.

Rubino, Lisa


Molina Healthcare of California

Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver

May 5, 2011

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