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DHCS selects health plans for rural expansion of Medi-Cal managed care

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced last week that it has selected four health plans to provide managed care services to approximately 410,000 Medi-Cal beneficiaries in 28 rural counties. The selections are contingent upon each plan meeting stringent readiness criteria.   The California Legislature authorized, as part of last year's budget, the expansion of Medi-Cal managed care into rural fee-for-service counties, expanding Medi-Cal managed care program into all of California’s 58 counties. This expansion is part of the governor's plan to reduce costs in the Medi-Cal program. Under the expansion ...

2013 Outstanding Awards

Do you know of someone who has made a significant contribution to the healthcare field; displayed extraordinary professional competence; been active within SBCMS; been active in health promotion and disease through public speaking presentations and/or involvement with community organizations; or made charitable, benevolent and humane gifts or participated in acts demonstrating a desire to help mankind? If you answered yes, then this is your chance to nominate that colleague or citizen! Complete the official nomination form and return by fax to 951-787-8795; email; or mail to SBCMS, Attn Outstanding Awards, 3993 ...

Need EHR Help or Guidance on EHR Incentives

The Inland Empire EHR Resource Center (IEEHRC) has recently secured additional federally subsidized funding to assist Primary Care Providers with their Electronic Health Records.  The IEEHRC has already assisted 600 Inland Empire providers in receiving $4,300,000 in incentive payments! Has your practice achieved Meaningful Use of your EHR and received incentive payments?  Whether you are implementing your EHR or needing assistance with achieving Meaningful Use, the IEEHRC can help. The assistance for Primary Care Providers is paid for by a federally subsidized grant and  will be provided at no cost to the PCPs ...