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Health Benefits Publications (in alphabetical order)


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Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities under the ADA and other Civil Rights Laws (pdf) (rtf) November 2013. #5531.01

Applying for Medi-Cal and Other Insurance Affordability Programs (pdf) (rtf) (June 2017, #5550.01)

Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI): Basics for Consumers (pdf) (rtf) (September 2016, #5535.01)

Enhanced Discharge Planning Rights For Nursing Facility Residents Under MDS 3.0 Section Q (pdf) (rtf) (April 2016, #5496.01)

Extra Services for Children and Youth Under the Medi-Cal EPSDT Program (pdf) (rtf) (July 2013, #5526.01)

How Can I Use My Share of Cost to get More Services I Need? (pdf) (rtf) (April 2017, #5596.01)

How the AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Can Help You Get the Care You Need At Home (htm) (pdf) (August 2017, #5435.01)

Medi-Cal Programs to Help You Stay in Your Own Home or Leave a Nursing Home (htm) (pdf) (August 2017, #5392.01)

How to Use Aids and Services in Medical Settings (htm) (pdf) (March 2005, #5447.01)

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Overtime Exemptions (pdf) (rtf) (June 2016, #5585.01)

Medi-Cal Managed Care: An Independent Medical Review (IMR) Can Change a Plan’s No to Yes (pdf) (rtf) (January 2017, #5534.01)

Medi-Cal Managed Care: "Continuity of Care" (pdf) (rtf) (February 2017, #5545.01)

Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plans: What are they? What do I need to know about them? (pdf) (rtf) (September 2016, #5495.01)

Medi-Cal Managed Care: Not Required if You Have Private Insurance (pdf) (rtf) (September 2016, #5589.01)

Medi-Cal Managed Care - Out-of-Network Services (pdf) (rtf) (October 2016, #5559.01)

Medi-Cal: Where to Find Laws, Regulations, and Other Helpful, Free Information on the Internet (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5511.01, April 2016)

Medical Exemption Requests (MERs) (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5595.01, January 2017)

Medi-Cal Managed Care: Access to Care in Rural Counties (pdf) (rtf) (June 2017, #5555.01)

References for Consumer Complaints About Health Care Professionals & Facilities (pdf) (October 2010, #5287.01)

The California Community Transitions (CCT) Program: A Way for a Nursing Home Resident to Return to the Community (pdf) (rtf) (June 2017, #5602.01)

The Multipurpose Senior Services Program May Be the Answer to Staying at Home Rather than Going to a Nursing Home (pdf(rtf) (April 2016, #5395.01)

The Home and Community Based Alternatives (HCB Alternatives) Waiver (formerly known as the Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital Waiver): The Basics (pdf) (rtf) (January 2017, #5591.01)

Timely Access to Medical Care (pdf) (rtf) (May 2016, #5556.01)

Using Your Medi-Cal Share of Cost if You are a Nursing Facility Resident (pdf) (rtf) (April 2017, #5597.01)

What is Adult Expansion / MAGI Medi-Cal? (pdf) (rtf) (May 2016, #5551.01)

Worksheets for Determining Eligibility under the Aged & Disabled Federal Poverty Level (A&D FPL) Medi-Cal Program (September 2016, (pdf) #5450.01)

Your Rights to Choices Counseling and Discharge Planning Under MDS 3.0 Section Q (pdf) (rtf) (May 2016, #5497.01)