California's Care Choices

California's Care Choices

California has six different care choices to help you make the most of your Medicare + Medi-Cal benefits. Use the information and links below to learn more about the choices that might work best for you. View a comparison chart.

All choices allow you to keep your Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits. No matter which option you pick, you won’t lose any benefits.

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Get your Medicare + Medi-Cal in one health plan. Get extra benefits like a PACE day center, a care team, and extra help to live independently. For people 55 or older with a disability or chronic condition who need help to live at home instead of a nursing facility.

Cal MediConnect

Get your Medicare + Medi-Cal in one health plan. Get extra benefits like a helper to make sure you get all the care you need and extra help to live independently. For people 21 or older.

Fully-Integrated Special Needs Plans (FIDE SNP)

Get your Medicare + Medi-Cal in one health plan. Get extra benefits like a helper to make sure you get all the care you need and extra help to live independently. For people 65 and older with a disability or chronic condition.

Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP)

Get your Medicare and some Medi-Cal benefits through one health plan, with extra benefits and help arranging your care. (You continue to get some Medi-Cal benefits from Medi-Cal.)

Medicare Advantage (MA)

Get your Medicare from a health plan with extra benefits, keep your Medi-Cal separate, and get some help arranging your medical care.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other providersA person or organization that provides health care-related services or products, like a doctor, hospital, clinic, personal care assistant, or equipment supplier.
that work together to provide care for people in regular MedicareThe federal program that provides health care benefits for people age 65 years and older as well as people of any age with certain disabilities or diseases.
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