Press release

Local Plan Strategies for CalAIM Incentive Payment Program
Spotlight on Community-Centered Approaches

Last year, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, known as CalAIM, a multi-year plan to transform the state’s Medi-Cal program. In the initial year of implementation, Medi-Cal managed care plans began providing CalAIM’s foundational services: Enhanced Care Management (ECM), a new Medi-Cal benefit focused on addressing clinical and non-clinical needs of the highest-need enrollees, and Community Supports (CS), new services focused on meeting enrollees’ social needs, including services like medically tailored meals and housing navigation.

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