Managed Care

Help the California School-Based Health Alliance Set Their 2018 Policy Priorities

The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA), a statewide nonprofit which aims to improve health and academic…


DHCS Issues Clarification on Coordination of Care with Managed Care Plans

California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has issued clarification on a previous email regarding protocols…


Advisory Panel Finalizing School Health Recommendations to DHCS

The Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel (MCHAP) will be meeting on April 18, 2017 to finalize their…


RMTS for LEA Billing — Implementation Advisory Group Publishes January Meeting Summary

The Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) has published minutes from their January 31, 2017 meeting, and discussed the…


Rule Proposed on Providing Mental Health 'Parity' in Medicaid Program

A federal law that passed in 2008 was supposed to ensure that when patients had insurance benefits for mental health…


Health Agency Opposes Bill to Create Children's Medi-Cal Advisory Panel

State health officials have logged official opposition to a bill designed to create an advisory committee on Medi-Cal…


CMS Releases Series of EPSDT Briefs, Addresses Medical Necessity Issues

Last week CMS published three new guides focused on Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment…


Signs Point to Adding Autism Coverage for Kids Under Medi-Cal Managed Care

The state has been considering the addition of autism therapy as a Medi-Cal benefit based on legal developments in…


Healthy Families Transition Concerns Highlighted as Most Difficult Phases Start

The third phase of the Healthy Families transition begins today, and it could be a bumpy passage. The first two phases…


DHCS Updates Healthy Families Program Transition to Medi-Cal FAQs and Network Adequacy Reports for Phases 3 & 4

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has provided new and updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)…