CHDP Gateway to Health Coverage

May 2018 | Bulletin 163

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1. A New Way to Subscribe – Contact Medi-Cal Subscription Service Representatives

Medi-Cal is committed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest Medi-Cal news and policy updates.

The Medi-Cal Subscription Service (MCSS) is a free service that provides subscribers with personalized email notifications for urgent, high-impact announcements and monthly news/policy updates as they post to the Medi-Cal website.

Providers can now contact MCSS representatives directly at MCSSCalifornia@conduent.com to subscribe and for assistance with managing subscriptions. Subscribing is simple and free!

If you have not yet subscribed to MCSS, Medi-Cal encourages you to utilize one of the following two methods to subscribe.

To subscribe by email:

  1. Download the linked MCSS Subscriber Form

  2. Enter your name, email address, ZIP code and subscriber type in the appropriate fields

  3. Customize your subscription by selecting subject areas for NewsFlash announcements, Medi-Cal Update bulletins and/or System Status Alerts

  4. Attach your completed form to an email and send to MCSSCalifornia@conduent.com

To subscribe online:

  1. Go to the MCSS Subscriber Form page on the Medi-Cal website

  2. Enter your email address and ZIP code, and select a subscriber type from the drop-down menu

  3. Customize your subscription by selecting subject areas for NewsFlash announcements, Medi-Cal Update bulletins and/or System Status Alerts

  4. Click “Subscribe Now” at the bottom of the page

After the form has been received, a welcome email will be sent to the provided email address. If you are unable to locate the welcome email in your inbox, check your junk email folder.

For more information about MCSS, visit the MCSS Help page.

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2. 2018 Update to CHDP Gateway Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, providers are to use the following income guidelines when determining recipient eligibility for pre-enrollment in Medi-Cal through the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Gateway program. Providers should disregard all previous CHDP income eligibility guideline charts.

Income Eligibility Guidelines
266 Percent of the 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Effective January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018
(For determinations of CHDP Gateway aid codes 8W and 8X only)

Number of Persons in the Household Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,692 $32,293
2 $3,649 $43,784
3 $4,607 $55,275
4 $5,564 $66,766
5 $6,522 $78,258
6 $7,480 $89,749
7 $8,437 $101,240
8 $9,395 $112,731
9 $10,352 $124,222
10 $11,310 $135,714
For households of more than 10 persons, for each additional person, add: $958 $11,492

This information is reflected in the following provider manual(s):

Provider Manual(s) Page(s) Updated
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3. June 2018 Medi-Cal Provider Training Webinars

Beginning June 5, 2018, and continuing throughout the month of June, Medi-Cal providers may participate in provider training webinars:

Providers will be able to print class materials and ask questions during the training sessions. Recorded webinars will be archived and available for on-demand viewing from the MLP.

To view the webinars, providers must have Internet access and a user profile in the MLP. Detailed instructions about the registration process and how to access webinar classes are available on the Outreach & Education page of the Medi-Cal website.

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4. Reminder: Do Not Staple Paper Claim Forms

Providers are reminded to not staple paper claim forms as staples delay claims processing. For more general reminders about paper claim submission, providers are encouraged to check the Billing Tips: Paper Claims page of the Medi-Cal website.

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5. Get the Latest Medi-Cal News: Subscribe to MCSS Today

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The Medi-Cal Subscription Service (MCSS) is a free service that keeps you up-to-date on the latest Medi-Cal news. Subscribers receive subject-specific emails shortly after urgent announcements and other updates post on the Medi-Cal website.

Subscribing is simple and free!

  1. Go to the MCSS Subscriber Form

  2. Enter your email address and ZIP code and select a subscriber type

  3. Customize your subscription by selecting subject areas for NewsFlash announcements, Medi-Cal Update bulletins and/or System Status Alerts

After submitting the form, a welcome email will be sent to the provided email address. If you are unable to locate the welcome email in your inbox, check your junk email folder.

For more information about MCSS, please visit the MCSS Help page.

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