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DHCS to Host Series of Webinars for Providers on LIHP Transition
Webinar content designed for health care providers

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will offer a series of educational webinars for physicians and other providers on the Low Income Health Program (LIHP). The LIHP transition marks an important step toward moving LIHP enrollees into Medi-Cal on Jan. 1, 2014. During the transition, the majority of LIHP enrollees will shift from county-operated programs to a Medi-Cal managed care plan. The first webinar, a general provider training, will be held Nov. 14, 4 p.m. (PT).

The webinar will focus on provider-specific guidance on changes to existing processes. Topics will include: the process for transitioning enrollees into a Medi-Cal managed care plan; how to become a network provider; overlap in benefits/formulary; mental health and substance use disorders; complex conditions; twelve-month treatment continuation; and prisoner transitions. The webinar content will be relevant specifically for health care providers. DHCS asks that only provider associations, physicians and their staff, and other providers, including pharmacists, participate. DHCS will designate time for questions and answers.

To participate, on the day of the event follow the link below to the virtual meeting room. Note: 500 online attendees can participate in each webinar. Attendance will be determined on a first come, first served basis. Those who are unable to access the virtual meeting room will have access to the recorded presentation after the webinar through the DHCS LIHP transition website, as well as through UCLA’s Coverage Initiative website.

LIHP Transition Additional Webinars

Navigating the LIHP Transition in a County Operated Health System
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. (PT)

In this session, DHCS and UCLA will cover broad topics for providers in COHS counties that currently provide services to the LIHP population and providers assigned patients during the transition. Discussion will include information COHS patients will receive, the overlap between LIHP and COHS managed care plans and patient choice of physician (without choice of plan), how to respond to questions from patients about Medi-Cal benefits, treatment authorizations, contracting, and future webinars. To participate in this webinar, on the day of the event, please follow the link to the virtual meeting room.

Webinar virtual meeting room:

http://connectpro72759986.adobeconnect.com/lihp-provider-webinars/ (Sign in as a guest)

LIHP Patients, Providers and Managed Care Assignment
Thursday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m. (PT)

In this session, UCLA and DHCS will discuss the noticing process, where patients can obtain information on their original LIHP medical home and who they are assigned to, as well as help providers navigate the choice letter with their patients, how to maintain treatment plans if their provider is changing and the process for exercising the option of plan and provider choice. To participate in this webinar, on the day of the event follow the link to the virtual meeting room.

Webinar virtual meeting room:

http://connectpro72759986.adobeconnect.com/lihp-provider-webinars/ (Sign in as a Guest)

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Needs during the LIHP Transition
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m. (PT)

In this session, DHCS and UCLA will discuss the results from the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Workgroup and how providers should deal with formulary differences, ongoing treatment, and working with hard-to-reach populations (e.g., the homeless). We will also discuss data available including PBM and pre-authorization data. To participate in this webinar, on the day of the event follow the link to the virtual meeting room.

Webinar virtual meeting room:

http://connectpro72759986.adobeconnect.com/lihp-provider-webinars/ (Sign in as a Guest)

Complex and Chronic Conditions: Managing the LIHP Transition
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. (PT)

In this session, DHCS and UCLA will focus on HIV/AIDS continuity, complex and chronic condition-related issues, pre-authorization, requirements around initial health assessments, and guidance on processes for providers from LIHP handing off patients, as well as providers getting new patients who were previously in LIHP and managing their care.

To participate in this webinar, on the day of the event follow the link to the virtual meeting room.

Webinar virtual meeting room:

http://connectpro72759986.adobeconnect.com/lihp-provider-webinars/ (Sign in as a guest)

For more information on the LIHP T\transition webinars, contact Jessica Padilla at jessicap@ucla.edu or (310) 794-0953. For more information on the LIHP transition, visit www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/LIHPTransitionResource.aspx.

 

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