Medi-Cal Update

Inpatient Services | May 2018 | Bulletin 524

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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 HPE Income Eligibility Guidelines

The Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE) program income eligibility guidelines have been updated for 2018, and are now available for download on the Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE) Program page of the Medi-Cal website. These guidelines are effective January 1, 2018, though December 31, 2018. HPE providers must use the new 2018 income eligibility guidelines when determining program eligibility. HPE providers should discard all previous eligibility guidelines for HPE. The table is updated annually.

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3. Updated Directory for San Francisco County Mental Health Services

The addresses, telephone numbers and fax numbers for the San Francisco County Mental Health Services are updated as follows:

Address Telephone Number Fax Number
Behavioral Health Services
Adolescents
Attn: TAR Unit, Alison Lustbader
1380 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2614
(415) 255-3402 (415) 255-3567
     
San Francisco Behavioral Health Center
Adults
Attn: TAR Unit
887 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-7471 (415) 206-4902

For more information regarding California county mental health office directories, see the Inpatient Mental Health Services Program: Plan Authorization Directory in the Part 2 provider manual.

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4. 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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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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