Section Update

Hospital Council Offers Help with New CalAIM Programs


  • Hospitals that contract Medi-Cal Managed Care health plans


Hospital Council is helping hospitals that are considering participation in two ​California Advancing and​ Innovating Medi-Cal programs — Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports (CS). The state has contracted with companies to facilitate meetings of hospitals, health plans, clinics, counties, community benefit organizations, and more to help adopt and implement ECM and CS. 

These facilitator relationships are still in the process of being formed and many of the logistics are unclear. Once set, the meetings should present a good opportunity for hospitals interested in participating in either ECM or CS. They’ll also provide a chance to learn about local ECM and CS providers (including social service and non-traditional providers) who could help with hospital patients who are difficult to treat or transfer to more appropriate levels of care. In the Northern Sierra Section, RVP T Abraham will be at meetings on behalf of hospitals that can’t attend.