Even the experts are confused.
At two public hearings this week to discuss problems with Sacramento County’s dental care program for poor kids, not all the expert witnesses agreed on which California counties provide Medi-Cal dental services via managed care.
Let’s start with what they did agree on: Sacramento.
Sacramento has been exclusively a “geographic managed care” county for nearly two decades, debuting as a pilot project in 1994. Under geographic managed care, the state contracts directly with private dental plans, paying them a monthly fee – about $12 – for each Sacramento County Medi-Cal child assigned to them.