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Medi-Cal Managed Care is an organized
system to help you get high quality care and
stay healthy. Medi- Cal managed care health
plans help Medi-Cal beneficiaries find
doctors, pharmacies and health education

Managed care health plans also offer
• CareCoordination
• Ongoing referrals tospecialists
• 24-hour Nurse Advice telephone
• Customer service centers

Managed care serves about 10.8M Medi-Cal
beneficiaries in 58 counties. This is about
81% of the total Medi-Cal population.

In California, there are six models of managed

County Organized Health Systems
County Organized Health Systems (COHS)
serve about 2.2M beneficiaries through six
health plans in 22 counties: Del Norte,
Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino,
Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Orange,
San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara,
Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano,
Sonoma, Trinity, Ventura and Yolo.

How It Works

In the COHS Model counties, the Department
of Health Care Services (DHCS) contracts
with a health plan created by the County
Board of Supervisors.

Local government, health care providers,
community groups, and Medi-Cal
beneficiaries are able to give input as the plan
is created. The health plan is run by the

In a COHS county, everyone is in the same
managed care plan.

Geographic Managed Care (GMC)
GMC serves about 1.2M beneficiaries in two
counties: Sacramento and San Diego.

How It Works
In GMC counties, DHCS contracts with several
commercial plans. This provides more choices
for the beneficiaries.

Two-Plan serves about 6.9M beneficiaries in
14 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno,
Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside,
San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin,
Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Tulare.

How It Works
In Two-Plan Model counties, there is a Local
Initiative (county organized) and a
Commercial Plan. DHCS contracts with both

Regional serves about 300K beneficiaries in
18 counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte,
Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Inyo,
Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas,
Sierra, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne and
How It Works
In Regional Model counties, there are two
Commercial Plans that contract with DHCS.

Imperial serves about 77K beneficiaries in
Imperial County.
How It Works
In the Imperial Model county, there are two
Commercial Plans that contract with DHCS.

San Benito
San Benito serves about 8K beneficiaries in San Benito County.
How It Works
In the San Benito Model county, there is
one Commercial Plan that contracts with

Beneficiaries can choose the managed care
plan or regular (fee-for-service)


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