IMPORTANT: Are you enrolled in Medi-Cal? Has your contact information changed in the past two years? Give your county office your updated contact information so you can stay enrolled. Go to benefitscal.com or call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services at 1-866-613-3777

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Total Investment in Grants to Support Providers Reaches Nearly $26 Million  Findings by The Commonwealth Fund threaten to worsen what is already a severe physician shortage. Research reveals that half of the primary care...
As of January 1, 2023, a new state bill requires all providers who administer vaccines to enter immunizations, as well as patient’s race and ethnicity, into a California immunization registry. For Los Angeles County, CAIR is...
What are we asking?  L.A. Care is now asking for members’ pronouns, gender identity and sexual orientation. When your patient calls  L.A. Care Member Services, agents will ask for: Preferred Pronouns (he/him, she...
According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be given as early as 9 years old. Vaccinating preteens between the ages of 9-12 provides a stronger immune...
Our New Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (HMO D-SNP) L.A. Care recently announced the launch of L.A. Care Medicare Plus (HMO D-SNP), with enrollment beginning on October 15, 2022 and coverage effective January 1, 2023. On...
2023 Open Enrollment for L.A. Care Covered™ to Provide an Affordable Path to Wellness With COVID-19 continuing to impact communities and inflation at its highest level in 40 years, affordable health care is extremely...
When a member comes in for a routine visit, the need for alcohol or substance use related issues may be identified. Knowing how to screen and where to refer is an important step in linking members to appropriate resources and...
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services, including a Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR), is available free of charge to qualifying* Cal MediConnect (CMC) members. For 2022, L.A. Care MTM program services are provided by...
It is important to plan ahead, especially when it comes to dental health! Our valued provider community can be instrumental in helping us maintain healthy smiles. Please encourage Medi-Cal members to schedule their family’s...
Did you know that developmental screenings during well-child visits are eligible for a supplemental payment for children enrolled in Medi-Cal?  That’s right! Medi-Cal reimburses providers a supplemental incentive payment...