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Medi-Cal Acupuncture Restored

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)
Yesterday, the California Department of Health Care Services announced that acupuncture services will be restored as Medi-Cal benefits, effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2016.
The announcement and likely rates were posted to the DHCS/Medi-Cal site

While reimbursement for acupuncture has been restored, rates remain low across the full spectrum of Medi-Cal benefits, including acupuncture. A recent report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute ranked California as the 47th lowest state for fee-for-service reimbursement.  

Acupuncture was eliminated as an optional benefit under Medi-Cal during 2009 budget cutting. 

Medi-Cal Acupuncture Restored

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 8:56 PM Comments comments (0)
Yesterday, the California Department of Health Care Services announced that acupuncture services will be restored as Medi-Cal benefits, effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2016.
The announcement and likely rates were posted to the DHCS/Medi-Cal site

While reimbursement for acupuncture has been restored, rates remain low across the full spectrum of Medi-Cal benefits, including acupuncture. A recent report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute ranked California as the 47th lowest state for fee-for-service reimbursement.  

Acupuncture was eliminated as an optional benefit under Medi-Cal during 2009 budget cutting. 

Updated Correction of Date for Medi-Cal

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


You recently received a Notice that Care1st Health Plan will administer acupuncture  services through ASH to their Medi-Cal (California’s medical assistance Medicaid program) and Cal Medi-Connect members beginning August 1, 2016.   

Care1st Health Plan is now effective July 1, 2016.

Please click on the Notifications link below to read about how this new plan is administered.
 
Go to the
Notifications section on ASHLink now.

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To view resources on ASHLink for your different specialties, use the "Switch Clinic" link located in the top header area of the site to change your ASHLink specialty view.

Sincerely,

Practitioner Contract Services

Medi-Cal Patients covered for Acupuncture by ASH

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 8:48 PM Comments comments (0)


American Specialty Health Plans of California, Inc. (ASH Plans) is pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2016, Care1st Health Plan will offer acupuncture services through ASH Plans to their Medi-Cal (California’s medical assistance Medicaid program) and Cal Medi-Connect members in Los Angeles County and San Diego County, California. We are excited about the program as it will provide more opportunity to increase your patient base.


Sincerely,

Practitioner Contract Services


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