OCMA Needs Your Help with an Important Survey Regarding Dual Eligibles January 22, 2013 General CalOptima, Dual Eligibles, Dual Eligibles Demonstration, OCMA, Survey 0 Your participation is needed! Please consider taking a short, 10 question survey regarding the dual eligibles demonstration project. Those who participate in this survey may enter to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards. By leaving your name at the end of the survey, you will be entered in the drawing! OCMA staff will contact the winners on or before February 7, 2013. The CalOptima board of directors is scheduled to make a critical decision regarding dual eligible patients (eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal) in Orange County at their February 7 board meeting. The decision could impact many physicians and their dual eligible patients. Your immediate input is necessary. The OCMA has been working with CalOptima to advocate that the board adopt a very open health care delivery model for the duals patients; a delivery model that includes contracted health plans and individual physicians, via individual contracts. The broad health care delivery model will allow for patients to continue seeing their individual physician even if that physician is not affiliated with a CalOptima health plan for the purposes of Medicare managed care. In order to effectively advocate for the physicians providing Medicare services, we need accurate and current information to share with the CalOptima staff and board members. This survey will enable us to provide a substantial portion of the important information that we need. The CalOptima board is uncertain, at this time, on the type of health care delivery model they will utilize for the duals patients in Orange County, so your immediate response is requested and will be of great value. Thank you for your time and participation. For a more detailed update on the duals demonstration in Orange County, please go to the OCMA web site under the Local Advocacy section. To continue to the survey, click the link below. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CB9QHJR Comments are closed.