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Healthcare Advisory: CalOptima Seeks OneCare Connect Cal MediConnect Plan Member Advisory Committee 2015–16 Candidates

By O.C. Supervisor Lisa Bartlett

The OneCare Connect Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), hereafter “OneCare Connect”, combines Medicare and Medi-Cal, including long-term services and supports, into a single health plan.

The CalOptima Board of Directors welcomes input and recommendations from its members and the community regarding CalOptima programs, including OneCare Connect. For this reason, CalOptima encourages members and community advocates to become involved in the OneCare Connect Member Advisory Committee (OCC MAC).

The OCC MAC will be composed of 10 voting members representing the various communities that OneCare Connect serves. The committee will report to the Board and will be asked to:

  • Provide input and recommendations to the Board and staff on issues concerning OneCare Connect as directed by the Board and as permitted under the law.
  • Take part in study, research and analysis of issues assigned by the Board or generated by staff or the OCC MAC.
  • Serve as liaison between interested parties and the Board. Assist the Board and staff in obtaining public opinion on issues related to OneCare Connect.
  • Create recommendations on issues for study to the CalOptima Board for its approval and consideration, as well as facilitate community outreach for OneCare Connect and the Board.

At this time, CalOptima is seeking OneCare Connect members and family members of OneCare Connect members to participate on its OCC MAC. Service on the OCC MAC is voluntary and with no salary. The following one- or two-year seats are available:

  • OneCare Connect member or family member of a OneCare Connect member (three seats)
  • One seat will serve a one-year term
  • Two seats will serve two-year terms

The committee encourages interested individuals with knowledge of or experience with OneCare Connect, Medicare, Medi-Cal and dual eligible populations to apply.

If you have any questions, please call 1-714-246-8635. To apply, please mail or email the Member application by August 14, 2015, along with a biography or résumé and the CalOptima Authorization Disclosure form to:

Attn: Becki Melli
505 City Parkway West
Orange, CA 92868

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