July 5, 2016 – River City Medical Group is working closely with Anthem Blue Cross to expand into nine rural California counties, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba. The process is moving quickly and the RCMG Network Development team is expecting to attract a full rural network by September of 2016. At a minimum, this expansion is expected to add between 40,000 and 50,000 new Medi-Cal members to RCMG total enrollment before the end of 2016.
These counties are among the group of 28 counties that Medi-Cal designated as Managed Care counties during the expansion effort in 2013. Of that group, 18 of these counties have a Medi-Cal Managed Care model where Anthem Blue Cross and California Health and Wellness hold the health plan contracts. The current estimated Medi-Cal population in these counties is approximately 300,000 members.