Family PACT Update

August 2021 | Bulletin 167

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1. Sex Indicator Not Printed on New BICs

Beginning September 1, 2021, Medi-Cal will no longer print a sex indicator on the face of newly-created Benefits Identification Cards (BICs). All other information displayed on the face of the BIC, in addition to the information contained in the magnetic strip on the back of the card, will remain unchanged.

Providers should continue to accept all BIC designs currently in circulation and verify eligibility accordingly as Medi-Cal will not reissue BICs to beneficiaries who currently have cards with sex indicators. The redesign applies to new and replacement cards only.

Provider Manual(s) Page(s) Updated
AIDS Waiver Program
Clinics and Hospitals
Chronic Dialysis Clinics
Community-Based Adult Services
Heroin Detoxification
Home Health Agencies/
Home and Community–Based Services
Hospice Care Program
Local Educational Agency
Multipurpose Senior Services Program
Rehabilitation Clinics
ub comp op (5)
Audiology and Hearing Aids
Durable Medical Equipment
General Medicine
Medical Transportation
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Psychological Services
cms comp (4)
Family PACT client elig (15, 16)
Inpatient Services ub comp ip (5)
Long Term Care pay ltc comp (6); tar comp ltc (8)
Part 1 elig rec crd (1, 2)
Pharmacy cms comp (4); compound comp (5); pcf30-1 comp (5)
Vision Care cms comp vc (3); pia frm comp (3)

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