DHCS APL 14-008: Standards for Determining Threshold Languages (7/15/14)

DHCS issued this letter to inform managed care plans of the updated dataset for threshold languages and language concentration standards.  Included is the dataset and identified threshold languages for each county.

DHCS has revised MCP contracts to include the following language about threshold languages:

A population group of mandatory Medi-Cal beneficiaries residing in the service area who indicate their primary language as other than English, and that meet a numeric threshold of 3,000 or five-percent (5%) of the beneficiary population, whichever is lower.