Medi-Cal Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot Program
In 2016, California began implementing the Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot Program as part of the state's Section 1115(a) Medicaid waiver demonstration. As part of WPC, 25 Pilot programs representing the majority of counties in CA are providing care coordination and other services to address identified medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of high-risk Medicaid beneficiaries, with the aim of improving their health outcomes and overall well-being. WPC Pilots began enrolling eligible beneficiaries in January 2017. Currently, the WPC Pilot Program is scheduled to run through December 2020. With support from the California Department of Health Care Services, researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Mack Center are evaluating the impact of the WPC Pilot Program on service utilization, costs, and health outcomes for participating beneficiaries.