If you have seen the news that DHCS’ CalAIM PATH Technical Assistance (TA) Marketplace is live but thought you missed an opportunity, you’re in luck – it’s not too late to register and receive support with your CalAIM needs.
PATH, which stands for Providing Access and Transforming Health, is a five-year, $1.85 billion initiative to build up the capacity and infrastructure of on-the-ground partners to successfully participate in the Medi-Cal delivery system as the state widely implements Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports and Justice Involved services under CalAIM. The TA Marketplace is a critical component of PATH, providing funding for providers, community-based organizations, counties, and other entities to obtain technical assistance resources needed to implement ECM and Community Supports. It is a virtual marketplace for services that include both hands-on, custom support, and off-the-shelf products ready for implementation.
How do you know if you are eligible to receive services? First, you must be an eligible recipient type, such as:
- City, county, and other government agencies
- Public hospitals
- Provider organizations (health and/or behavioral health)
- Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)
- Justice Agencies
- Medi-Cal Tribal Designees and Indian Health Programs
- Others, as approved by DHCS
Second, TA recipients must be actively contracted with Managed Care Plans (MCPs) for ECM / Community Supports. If your organization is one of the approved eligible recipient types but is not yet contracted with an MCP for ECM/Community Support, you can still apply as a TA recipient if you provide a signed attestation that you intend to contract to provide ECM / Community Supports. Alternatively, entities that are not contracted or actively engaged with a MCP may seek DHCS approval to register as a TA Recipient by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request such approval.
To shop services on the Marketplace, eligible entities must submit a TA Recipient Registration Form on the DHCS TA Marketplace website. Applicants must provide evidence of a contract(s) with managed care plans (MCPs) that provide Enhanced Care Management and/or Community Supports, intent to contract with MCPs to provide Enhanced Care Management and/or Community Supports, or approval from DHCS to register as a TA recipient.
Once accepted, TA recipients will be able to shop for off-the-shelf TA projects or request hands-on, custom support. “Off-the-shelf” TA projects have clear, pre-established goals and defined timeframes for easy consideration. Intrepid Ascent has 27 approved off-the-shelf projects across the following Domains:
- Domain 1: Building Data Capacity: Data Collection, Management, Sharing, and Use
- Domain 3: Engaging in CalAIM Through Medi-Cal Managed Care
- Domain 4: Enhanced Care Management (ECM): Strengthening Care for ECM ‘Population of Focus’
Eligible entities may also request hands-on, custom TA services to design and implement systems, training, and recruitment processes uniquely suited to their priorities and needs. TA goals, deliverables, and timeframes are all developed “from scratch” and are specific to the individual entity and project.
Intrepid Ascent is an approved vendor for the PATH TA Marketplace to deliver DHCS-approved services and resources to eligible organizations at no cost to them, with DHCS directly funding our work. You can find additional information on our expertise and the services we provide by visiting our website. To learn more, please contact email@example.com to set up a meeting with our team to walk you through our offerings on the Marketplace and learn how we might be able to support the needs of your organization through DHCS-funded TA.