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A single, statewide Rx delivery system will benefit both patients and providers, says DHCS

| Dec 30, 2021 | California

Implementation of the Medi-Cal Rx initiative begins on Jan. 1, and according to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), transitioning pharmacy services from Medi-Cal managed care to fee-for-service will greatly benefit both patients and providers. They said the transition would be a critical step for the success of the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Jacey Cooper, Topical Agenda, Medi-Cal Rx

| Aug 4, 2021 | California

It's an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That's the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals...[ Read More ]

Medi-Cal Rx implementation slated for January 2022

| Aug 2, 2021 | California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced last week it will implement its postponed Medi-Cal Rx program in January 2022. The announcement came after DHCS accepted a Conflict Avoidance Plan submitted by the program’s vendor, Magellan Medicaid Administration (MMA), a subsidiary of Magellan Health, Inc. The Medi-Cal Rx...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx delay, Health bills out of committee, Detailed Agenda

| Mar 19, 2021 | California

We are 5 weeks out from our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and it's shaping up to be another very strong event. We will tell you all about the speakers lined up next week when we release the full list. Until then, here are a few key...[ Read More ]

Stakeholders react to Medi-Cal Rx delay

| Mar 18, 2021 | California

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced in February it was delaying the April 1, 2021, start date for Medi-Cal Rx indefinitely. The Department cited “the need to review new conflict avoidance protocols submitted by Magellan Health” as the cause for the delay. In January 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx, Budget hearing, Post-COVID telehealth policy

| Feb 18, 2021 | California

We are gearing up for our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 22nd. Expect almost 400 of your closest friends in California health care at this virtual event where you'll be able to network and learn about some of the most pressing topics...[ Read More ]