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“Medi-Cal Healthier California For All” Initiative from DHCS Seeks Input From Social Workers

“Medi-Cal Healthier California For All” Initiative from DHCS Seeks Input From Social Workers

DHCS is asking for stakeholder input regarding this vast initiative aimed at reforming the Medi-Cal system. The following link below has comprehensive information regarding what the multi-pronged initiative is proposing and also allows for social workers can to post their ideas and comments. NASW-CA is involved with these efforts and has and will provide valuable ..Read More…

Announcement: DHCS EXPANDS MEDI-CAL YOUNG-ADULT ELIGIBILITY, RESTORES BENEFITS, ADDS CHILDHOOD-TRAUMA SCREENING IN 2020

DHCS EXPANDS MEDI-CAL YOUNG-ADULT ELIGIBILITY, RESTORES BENEFITS, ADDS CHILDHOOD-TRAUMA SCREENING IN 2020

SACRAMENTO – Medi-Cal, California’s health care program for low-income individuals and families, will extend full coverage to tens of thousands of additional young adults statewide effective January 1, 2020, another step toward building a California for All.

The young adult expansion, included in ..Read More…

Stepping Stones: California’s Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Proposal Will Lead To Big Changes for Skilled Nursing Facility Diversion/Transition

By Jason Bloome

On October 29, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) introduced a proposal called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM), a framework for broad reforms in payment delivery, consolidation and waiver renewals for Medi-Cal. 

CalAIM proposes to address several of California’s complex health challenges including homelessness, children with ..Read More…

DHCS UPDATE: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Draft SPA & APL

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
intends to provide Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) services as a covered Medi-Cal benefit for individuals 0 to 21 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder to the extent required by the federal government.  DHCS will seek federal approval to provide BHT as it is defined by ..Read More…

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