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COVID-19 - Testing Locations
provider, and receive treatment for COVID-19 – all in one place at a Test to Treat site. If you have a medical condition which makes you more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive treatments. Adults and Children over the age of 12 can receive treatments, but treatment must be started as soon as possible and within 5 days of symptom onset. Click here for more information on the COVID-19 Test to Treat Program. Walgreens Test to Treat Program Select Walgreens pharmacies are now dispensing oral antivirals for the treatment of COVID-19. Eligible members must have a valid prescription from their healthcare provider. Walgreens offers a variety of delivery options, like same day or free 2-day delivery. Most prescriptions are eligible for Same Day Delivery. Click here for more information. FREE at-home COVID-19 tests Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order one free COVID-19 test kit, which includes four at-home tests. The tests are completely free. Click here to order your free at-home tests from USPS. Effective 2/1/22, Medi-Cal Members can receive at-home COVID-19 tests from a Medi-Cal enrolled pharmacy. California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will cover up to 8 test kits per month per member. For information on which test kits are covered or if you need assistance with a prescription, please ask your Doctor or your Pharmacist. Medi-Cal Members will be reimbursed for at-home test kits purchased between March 11, 2021, and January 31, 2022, by DHCS the cost (with a receipt) using the process outlined here. San Bernardino County-facilitated testing sites will offer free at-home COVID-19 tests kits to people who live, work, or attend school in San Bernardino County (proof of residency or employment required). Click here to find a list of county-facilitated testing sites. Testing IEHP covers provider-ordered tests, regardless of whether it’s PCR, rapid, at-home, etc. If your doctor orders the test for you, IEHP will cover the cost of the test. Your provider is required to bill IEHP directly for these tests. IEHP does NOT reimburse Members who choose to pay for COVID tests that are not ordered by a provider. For information on COVID-19 testing sites in Riverside County, please visit the Riverside County Public Health website. For information on COVID-19 testing sites in San Bernardino County, please visit the San Bernardino County COVID Testing Sites.
Well-care Visit - Well-care Visit
our child stay healthy. During the well-care visit, the Doctor will complete a physical exam, and make sure you or your child are up to date on all shots. Please call your Doctor today and set up a well-care visit to get needed shots, screenings or exams. What do you need to do? Get a well-care visit with your or your child’s Doctor by 12/15/23.* The Doctor will send proof of the visit to IEHP. Once IEHP receives proof of the visit, a reward certificate will be mailed.** Choose your gift card from the list of major companies online, over the phone or by mail, and your $25 gift card will be mailed to you.*** Questions? Call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 8am–5pm. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. *Member must be eligible with IEHP on the day of the exam and at the time of gift card distribution. **Reward certificate may be mailed up to two weeks after IEHP receives proof of your exam. ***After choosing your gift card, please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Note: Gift card cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco or firearms.
Diabetic eye exam
s with your retinas over time. Your retinas are parts of your eyes that help you see. Over a long period of time, blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in your retinas, leading to retinopathy. This can cause symptoms like swelling, blurred vision or vision loss. Even if you have no symptoms, it’s still a good idea to get a full eye exam to screen for that is not normal. What do you need to do? If you don’t have an IEHP Eye Doctor yet, visit our Provider Search Tool (select Vision Services) to find one near you. Make an appointment with your IEHP Eye Doctor and get a dilated or retinal eye exam by 12/15/2023. The IEHP Eye Doctor will send proof of your exam to IEHP.* Once IEHP gets proof of your exam, we will mail you a reward certificate.** Choose your gift card from the list of major companies online, over the phone or by mail, and your $25 gift card will be mailed to you.** Questions? Call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 8am–5pm. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. *You must be eligible with IEHP on the day of your exam or service and at the time the gift card is sent. **Reward may be mailed up to two weeks after IEHP receives proof of your exam. ***After choosing your gift card, please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Note: Gift card cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco or firearms.
How to Get Care - Medicine Safety
Answers What can happen if I take a few medicines at the same time? When you take two or more medicines, they will likely mix well. On certain occasions, you might have what’s called a “drug-to-drug interaction.” This means that some medicines you take together may cause an adverse reaction in your body. For example, a “drug-to-drug” interaction could: make your medicines not work as well (weaken them) make one or more of the medicines too strong and cause unwanted side effects, which could be deadly TIP: Talk to your Pharmacist about all medicines you take and ask if they mix well together. What are some reasons that I might have a harmful effect from taking one or more medicines at the same time? These reasons might include: dose may be too high interaction with other drugs Note: Everyone can react differently – based on age, weight, gender, etc. TIP: To avoid problems when taking two or more medicines together, tell your health care Provider and Pharmacist about all the medicines (and other remedies) you are taking. How do I know if I’m taking the right medicine – at the right dose, at the right time to control my symptoms? Any medicine taken the wrong way might put your health at risk. A drug maker has to show research data to the FDA to get each medicine approved. This research could be about: how the medicine works why it is safe to take (or not) what dose works best with the fewest side effects Could a medicine taken at a high dose be harmful? Yes. That is why your Pharmacist checks your medicines to make sure you are on the right dose. Don’t forget to ask your Doctor or Pharmacist any questions about your medicine. Taking higher than recommended doses of certain over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines – including abuse or misuse of the medicines – can cause serious health problems. It could even lead to death. Also, a dose that is safe for you may not be safe for someone else. Who most often needs to have their medicine dose changed and why? Certain people need to have their dose changed, so that they don’t take too much (called “overdosing”). These include the elderly, children, and women who are pregnant or mothers who are breastfeeding, and people with chronic health conditions. Always ask your Pharmacist if the medicines are safe for you to take at the prescribed doses. Don’t share your medicines with friends or family. What are “duplicate drug therapies”? Why do I need to know about this? You might have different Doctors who have prescribed medicines that work in the same way for you. When medicines have similar active ingredients, they could be: the same medicine with different names (for example, one could have a brand name and the other might have a generic name), or two medicines of similar nature TIP: Be cautious about taking the same medicine twice – as you could have two bottles of the same medicine! TIP: It’s important for you to keep a full list of each medicine, vitamin and herbal remedy you are taking. Please show this list to your Pharmacist or your Doctor. The list helps your health care Provider check for any unwanted effects between drugs and check that the two or more medicines work well for you or not. What happens if my medicine is recalled? A recall may be issued if a medication is: A health hazard: If there is some health risk associated with the medication. Mislabeled or packaged poorly: If there is a problem with the dosing tool provided with the drug. Poorly manufactured: If there are defects related to poor quality, impurities, and incorrectly potency of the drug from the manufacturer. Please click here to view an up-to-date list of drug recall notifications. Why are some medicines “high risk” for the elderly? Some medicines can be too strong for a certain group of people and are considered “high risk” for them. This special group may include older people, pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding, children, and people with other medical conditions affecting their kidney or liver. For example, certain medicines prescribed for memory issues may have a side-effect that causes dizziness in some seniors who are at “high risk” for falling. In that case, an alternative medicine (or no medicine) for this condition would be better. Where can I find details about medicines that might be harmful for older people? If you are over 65 years old, ask your Doctor or Pharmacist if the medicines you are taking may not be right for you. Please see the short list below of the most common medicines prescribed that may be harmful for older people. Older adults (age 65+): Check with your Doctor first before taking these medicines: Medicine or Medicine Class Potential Risks Sliding scale insulin May make your blood sugar level too low – without improving the condition Glyburide May cause a long period of excessively low blood sugar Muscle relaxants May be poorly tolerated Barbiturates May increase risk of dependence and overdose Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, temazepam, lorazepam) May increase risk of falls and fractures To learn more, visit: https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(19)31235-6/fulltext Pharmacy Benefits: Medi-Cal Members IEHP Dual Choice Cal MediConnect Members
Healthy Living - Monkey Pox
amily of viruses that cause smallpox. Is monkeypox very dangerous? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that most of those infected recover from monkeypox in two to four weeks. Those who caught the virus said the rash (that looks like pimples or blisters) can be painful. Those with weakened immune systems, children under age 8, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and those with a history of eczema may be more likely to get seriously ill or pass away. What are the symptoms? The most common symptoms are: Fever and headache Muscle aches and backache Swollen lymph nodes Exhaustion and chills Sore throat, stuffy nose or cough Rash (i.e., pimples or blisters that show up on the face, inside the mouth and on other body parts) If you have monkeypox symptoms, please call your Doctor’s office. How does monkeypox spread? It is spread through direct contact with someone who has an infected rash, scabs or body fluids. It could also spread through face-to-face contact. Or it can be spread by touching items that had been touched by those with the infection. People who don’t have monkeypox symptoms can’t spread this virus to others. How can I protect myself and my family? Take these precautions: Avoid skin-to-skin contact with those who have a rash that looks like monkeypox. This rash can look like small blisters or pimples and may be itchy or painful. Avoid contact with surfaces or materials that a person with monkeypox has used or touched. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Is there a monkey pox vaccine? JYNNEOS is a 2-dose vaccine developed to protect against monkeypox. The second dose should be given 4 weeks after the first dose. Consult with your health care provider if you are at high risk of exposure or if you were in contact with a person who has monkeypox within the last 2 weeks. Antiviral drugs used for treatment of smallpox may be considered some instances to treat monkeypox viral infections. Consult with your health care provider for more information. Who should get this vaccine? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for those who have been in close contact with those with monkeypox. While anyone exposed to this monkeypox can become infected, 98% of current infections have been found in men who have sex with men. Talk with your Doctor if you believe you have been exposed to monkeypox. If you have monkeypox symptoms, please call your Doctor’s office. Click here to learn more. What are the side effects of the vaccine? The most common side effects are pain, redness, and itching at the spot where the vaccine is given. You may also experience fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, chills, and muscle aches; however, these are signs that the vaccine is working, not getting sick. These side effects may last for several weeks. Is the vaccine safe? The vaccine is safe to get. However, you should not get the vaccine if you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) after getting your first dose of the JYNNEOS vaccine. Make sure to let your health care provider know if you have a severe allergic reaction from any vaccinations. Do I have to pay for the vaccine? Monkeypox vaccines are FREE. Your health care provider must give you the vaccine regardless of your ability to pay the administration fee.
Plan Updates - Updates
l Notes for DY 2 to 8 (PDF) Core Quality Withhold Technical Notes for DY 2 to 10 (PDF) Riverside University Health System - Health Advisory Public Health Advisory - Respiratory Viruses (PDF) A Message From IEHP Medical Director, Dr. Takashi Wada The 2022-2023 influenza season continues to coincide with circulation of COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2). As of August 2022, approximately 94.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported in the United States. Influenza vaccination remains an important tool for the prevention of potentially severe respiratory illness, which helps decrease the stress on the U.S. health care system. IEHP DualChoice members who are 18 years of age or older may obtain flu vaccines through the IEHP Pharmacy Vaccine Network. Vaccine Notice: Access to Pharmacy Vaccine Network (PDF) Mpox Vaccination Locations San Bernardino County: Monkeypox (mpox) – Department of Public Health Riverside County: Mpox Vaccine Locations – Riverside University Health System Please advise members to call before going in for a vaccination as some locations are only available with appointments. Members may make appointments for the JYNNEOS vaccine at https://myturn.ca.gov/. Mpox Testing As of December 8, 2022, no commercial testing is available for the diagnosis of Mpox. Providers may contact CDC in the diagnosis, management of patients with suspected Mpox, and for any additional information regarding Mpox connect with the CDC Emergency Operations Center. Phone: 1-770-488-7100, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST After Hours Phone: 1-404-639-2888 Treatment Mpox patients usually recover fully within 2-4 weeks without the need for medical treatment. While there are no treatments specifically for Mpox, the virus that causes Mpox is similar to the smallpox virus and therefore antiviral drugs developed to protect against smallpox may be used. The antiviral drug, tecovirimat (TPOXX), has been approved by the FDA to treat smallpox in adults and children. If you prescribe tecovirimat to treat members with Mpox the member must sign a consent form stating tecovirimat is an investigational drug that has not yet been approved by the FDA for treatment of Mpox. More information about tecovirimat visit https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/if-sick/treatment.html. Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2022-2023 Season (CDC Recommendations) What’s New for 2022-2023 By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. The composition of flu vaccines has been updated. For the 2022-2023 flu season, there are three flu vaccines that are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older. These are Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine. The recommended timing of vaccination is similar to last season. For most people who need only one dose for the season, September and October are generally good times to get vaccinated. Vaccination in July and August is not recommended for most adults but can be considered for some groups. While ideally it’s recommended to get vaccinated by the end of October, it’s important to know that vaccination after October can still provide protection during the peak of flu season. The age indication for the cell culture-based inactivated flu vaccine, Flucelvax Quadrivalent (ccIIV4), changed from 2 years and older to 6 months and older. Pre-filled Afluria Quadrivalent flu shots for children are not expected to be available this season. However, children can receive this vaccine from a multidose vial at the recommended dose. Preventive Services Immunizations By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. CDC ACIP Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html CDC ACIP Immunization Schedule for Children: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html CDC ACIP Immunization Schedule for Adults: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html USPSTF Task Force's Immunization Recommendations: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/BrowseRec/Search?s=immunization California Immunization Registry Portal (CAIR): https://cair.cdph.ca.gov/CAPRD/portalInfoManager.do Immunization Timing 2022 (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Plan Updates - Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI)
d Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSN) from all Medicare cards to address the risk of Medicare beneficiary medical identity theft. CMS will mail out new Medicare Cards to Medicare Beneficiaries starting April 2018 through April 2019. By clicking on the CMS web links below, you will be leaving the IEHP website. For more information regarding the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home.html. For an overview of the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home. New Medicare card resources: New Medicare Card: Information for Partners & Stakeholders (PPT) You're getting a new Medicare card! (PDF) New Card! New Number! (PDF) "10 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card" (PDF) Your New Medicare Card: Information for People with Medicare (PPT) For additional resources regarding the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/Partners-and-Employers.html. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Plan Updates - Regulatory Updates
reventable Conditions. Visit Reporting of Provider Preventable Conditions for DHCS instructions for online reporting. By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) In the event any Medicare recipient has been in a status of outpatient observation for greater than 24 hours, Acute Hospitals are required to provide Medicare Members with a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON). Medicare recipients must receive the MOON within 36 hours of admission to observation level of care. Please refer to the following website for further details on MOON requirements at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/22/2016-18476/medicare-program-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-system-for-acute-care-hospitals-etc. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Document Catalog: MOON FAQs (PDF) MOON Instruction Summary (PDF) CMS Manual System 10611_Pub 100-04 Medicare Claims Processing MOON Instructions (PDF) MOON Forms MOON English (PDF) MOON Spanish (PDF) MOON Correspondence (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Pharmacy Services - Academic Detailing
treach program for our providers and pharmacies. We perform phone and one-on-one outreaches with physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacy staff. Our goal is to transform the prescriber and pharmacy practice and enhance the provider, pharmacist and member experience. Clinical Drug Education Clinical Drug Education provides materials that focus on a specific drug, drug class, and/or disease state. These materials contain pharmacological and clinical practice information to assist providers and pharmacies in their practice. As new drug information is available, it is important to stay up to date on clinical research findings to assist with member care and medication-use decisions. Practice Development Practice development education provides materials that focus on enhancing provider and member experience. The materials contain guidance on Formulary Utilization and PA submissions as well as insights regarding electronic prescribing and electronic health records. It is our commitment to provider practice optimization tools and resources to enhance member care. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Click here to download a free copy by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Biosimilars A growing trend in healthcare is the use of biosimilar drugs. The following information will assist you and your practice on prescribing biosimilars. What is a Biosimilar? (PDF) Biosimilars: Are They the Same Quality? (PDF) Biological Product Definitions (PDF) Prescribing Biosimilar Products (PDF) Prescribing Interchangeable Products (PDF) Opioid and Chronic Pain Management In collaboration with Riverside University Health System (RUHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), IEHP would like to provide the following information to assist you and your practice on prescribing opioids for chronic pain management. CURES CURES FAQ (PDF) CURES 2.0 User Guide (PDF) CURES tips and tricks (PDF) Naloxone Naxolone Drug facts (PDF) Naxolone instructions for use (PDF) First Responder Naxolone administration fact sheet (PDF) Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) FAQ (PDF) CDC Guideline Infographic (PDF) CDC Guidelines Factsheet (PDF) TurnTheTide Pocket Guide for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (PDF) CDC Guideline at a Glance Opioid Tapering Clinical Pocket Guide to Tapering (PDF) Tapering Resource-AAFP (PDF) Opioid Tapering Resource pack (PDF) Pharmacy Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Abuse (PDF) Urine Drug Testing CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain UDT for monitoring opioid therapy-AAFP (PDF) X-Waiver X-Waiver resources Removal of DATA Waiver (X-Waiver) Requirement https://www.samhsa.gov/medications-substance-use-disorders/removal-data-waiver-requirement All prescriptions for buprenorphine will now only require a standard DEA registration number. For additional information on the removal of the DATA-Waiver requirement, see the Removal of DATA Waiver (X-Waiver) Requirement. Practice Optimization Electronic Prescribing (e-Rx) Electronic prescribing is a growing standard in the healthcare industry. Most electronic health record systems offer electronic prescription capabilities. The information below will provide insight to the practice of e-prescribing. Benefits of e-Rx brochure (PDF) Formulary Utilization The IEHP Formulary offers a variety of drugs based on safety and efficacy for any condition. The information below will help you find out how to access and interpret the formulary Medicare FAQ (PDF) The process of submitting a prior authorization may be cumbersome for your practice. The information below will help you understand this process and assist with receiving a proper decision in a timely manner. For any questions regarding Pharmacy Academic Detailing Training please contact: PharmacyAcademicDetailing@iehp.org You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Click here to download a free copy by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Information on this page is current as of January 1. 2022
Pharmacy Services - DHCS Medi-Cal Rx
e January 1, 2022, the Medi-Cal pharmacy benefits and services are administered by DHCS in the Fee-For-Service (FFS) delivery system, known as "Medi-Cal Rx." Magellan Medicaid Administration, Inc. (MMA) assumes operations for Medi-Cal Rx on behalf of the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). How to Register for the User Administration Console (UAC) (PDF) User Administration Console (UAC) Quick Start Guide (PDF) Medi-Cal Rx 101 Webinar Presentation (PDF) IEHP and DHCS strongly recommends our Providers to visit the new Medi-Cal Rx website (https://medi-calrx.dhcs.ca.gov) to register for the Magellan Medi-Cal Rx portal, review schedule of trainings available on the new Medi-Cal Rx Portal, and review general information about the transition. Communication from DHCS Please refer to the DHCS Medi-Cal Rx: Transition and DHCS Medi-Cal Provider Pharmacy News Bulletins pages for additional information. Communication from IEHP While you can always refer to Pharmacy Communication and Provider Correspondence pages, the below list is provided for your convenience. January 02, 2023 - IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP): PBM Update and Medicare Part B Coinsurance (PDF) December 22, 2022 - Cal MediConnect (CMC) to Medi-Cal Rx/HMO D-SNP Transition (PDF) October 28, 2022 - Cal MediConnect to Medi-Cal RX Transition (D-SNP) (PDF) July 29, 2022 - NEW DATE: Medi-Cal RX Gradual Reinstatement of Prior Auths (PAs) – Phase 1 – September 16, 2022 (PDF) July 13, 2022 - DHCS Medi-Cal Rx Update: Postponement of Implementation of NCPDP Reject Code 80 (PDF) July 11, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Gradual Reinstatement of PAs - Phase 1 (PDF) June 03, 2022 - Medi-Cal RX Transition: Blood Pressure Monitors and Cuffs (PDF) June 03, 2022 - Medi-Cal RX Billing Policy for Physician Administered Drugs (PADs) (PDF) February 17, 2022 - RETRACTION - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM - PCP) (PDF) February 17, 2022 - RETRACTION - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM - IPA) (PDF) February 14, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition Survey - Your Response is Important! (PDF) February 11, 2022 - Updated - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Implantable and Injectable Contraceptives FAQs (PDF) February 09, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Hyaluronic Acid Knee Injections (PDF) February 07, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx UPDATE: Revised Prior Auth Policy for Prescribers and Emergency Fill Quantity Limit (PDF) February 07, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - How To Assist IEHP Members (PDF) January 18, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Implantable and Injectable Contraceptives (PDF) January 18, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx (Magellan) Customer Service (PDF) January 18, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) (PDF) January 04, 2022 - CORRECTION! Medi-Cal Rx: Mail Order for Blood Pressure Monitors and Nebulizers (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Special Programs - Tobacco Cessation Services
acco Cessation Services Provider Education Resources Smoking Cessation Resources - Help your patients quit Tobacco The CDC's Brief Tobacco Intervention ASK In a caring manner, at each visit, ...if your patients use tobacco If they do not, congratulate them If they do, proceed to next step ADVISE Patients who use tobacco to consider quitting. Tobacco products can lead to health problems such as... Heart and Lung Disease Diabetes Stroke Ongoing infections and colds Cancer People exposed to secondhand smoke can also experience these health problems REFER If the patient is interested in quitting, connect them to KICK IT CA and any other local resource (below) Prescribe medications (if appropriate) Congratulate your patient on the decision to quit If patient is not ready to quit, user personalized motivational messages to encourage quitting. Let them know you are here when they are ready. Kick it CA How it works: Patient will receive services from a Coach that has undergone rigorous training & apprenticeships, participates in weekly monitoring and case reviews, and attend continuing education courses on cultural competency. To enroll, patients can call, chat, or complete an online web form. The patient will then receive a Kick-Off call to collect their basic information and find out what they are trying to quit. Right after kick-off, coaching begins. The patient will receive clinically sound motivational interviewing. The coach will help patient put together a quit plan and set a quit date. The patient will then receive check-ins at times they are most susceptible to relapse. The coach will see if their quit-plan is working and help them modify as needed. Phone Number: English - 1 (800) 300-8086 Spanish - 1 (800) 600-8191 Website: KICKITCA.ORG Text: For English: Text "Quit Smoking" or "Quit Vaping" to 66819 For Spanish: Mande "Dejar de Fumar" o "No Vapear" to 66819 Other Smoking Cessation Resources: Link to Resources on Member page: https://iehp.org/en/members/healthy-living?target=smoking-cessation Resources in the Inland Empire: Connect IE Information and Training for Providers: http://www.CAquits.com https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ Local Tobacco Control Projects: Tobacco Free San Bernardino County: https://healthcollaborative.org/SBCTobaccoControl/ Tobacco Free Riverside County: https://www.rivcotcp.org/ (Back to Tobacco Cessation Services Menu) Tobacco Cessation Services By clicking on these links, you may be leaving the IEHP website. Training: Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Services for Medi-Cal Members (PDF) The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's (SCLC): Recordings Available for CME/CE Credit Kick it CA Education, Training and Technical Assistance: https://kickitca.org/health-professionals 5 Major Steps to Intervention: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/5steps.html Tobacco Cessation CPT Codes for Identification ACA Facts Sheets and Resources (American Lung Association): https://www.lung.org/policy-advocacy/healthcare-lung-disease/healthcare-policy/affordable-care-act-tobacco Helpline: https://kickitca.org/ (also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese) https://kickitca.org/health-professionals https://kickitca.myshopify.com/collections/all Continuing Medical Education California courses offered through UC Schools of Medicine: https://cmecalifornia.com/Education.aspx Tip: Use key word in search: Tobacco Cessation Centers for Disease Control Coverage for Tobacco Use Cessation Treatments: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/coverage/ Patients Not Ready to Make a Quit Attempt Now (The “5 R’s”): http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/5rs.pdf Smokefree.gov: https://smokefree.gov/help-others-quit/health-professionals University of California San Francisco’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s Tools and Resources: https://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/ USPSTF-Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/index.php/recommendation/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions USPSTF-Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-and-nicotine-use-prevention-in-children-and-adolescents-primary-care-interventions (Back to Tobacco Cessation Services Menu) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Special Programs - Major Organ Transplant (MOT)
nd Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is now responsible for coverage of the Major Organ Transplant (MOT) benefit for adult and pediatric transplant recipients and donors, including related services such as organ procurement and living donor care. What Transplant Services are Available for Members? Autologous Islet Cell Bone Marrow Cornea Heart Heart-Lung Liver Liver-Heart Liver-Intestinal Liver -Lung Lung Kidney Kidney-Liver Kidney - Pancreas Pancreas (after Kidney) Centers of Excellence (COE) For transplant care, IEHP has partnered with various, local, Centers of Excellence (COE). A COE is a recognized program within an existing healthcare center that provides a concentration of specialized care, delivered in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary manner. Their focused care in distinct areas provides exceptional, integrated care that can lead to better Member outcomes. Bone Marrow - CHLA, City of Hope, LLUMC, UCSD, USC (Norris) Heart - USC (Keck), LLUMC, Rady's Children, Sharp Memorial, UCSD Intestinal - CHLA Kidney-Pancreas - LLUMC, UCI Liver- CHLA, LLUMC, USD, USC (Keck) Lung - UCSD You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here
Special Programs - Total Fracture Care
ticipating Orthopedist for global fracture care without a prior authorization. This Program ensures that Members in need of fracture care by an Orthopedist, as determined by an Emergency Department Physician, Urgent Care Physician or Primary Care Provider, will receive timely access to care. Policy Reference: 10 - Medical Care Standards Total Fracture Care Providers Arrowhead Orthopaedics For more information and locations, please visit: https://www.arrowheadortho.com/ Newport Care Medical Group For more information please call: (951) 363-5064 You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Enroll with IEHP DualChoice
5bab; border: 4px solid #FFD400; margin: 1.25em 0; padding: 1em 3em; font-size: 1.8vh; border-radius: 20px; cursor: pointer; } Trust your heart when it comes to your health-enroll with IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) If you have both Medi-Cal and Medicare, you may be eligible to enroll in the IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) plan. Our IEHP DualChoice plan helps you get the care you need to achieve your best possible health. Get covered benefits for $0 including: Doctor visits such as routine checkups and sick visits Prescriptions from the IEHP DualChoice formulary Hospital care such as emergency room and urgently needed servicesAre currently eligible for Medi-Cal, and Specialist case PLUS extra benefits like: Vision care: Up to $350 limit every twelve months for eyeglasses (frames). Lenses are separately reimbursable based on prior approval and medical necessity. Contact Lenses are covered up to $350 every twelve months in lieu of eyeglasses (Lenses and Frames). Utilities allowance of $40 for covered utilities. You must qualify for this benefit. Who is eligible for IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP)? IEHP DualChoice is for people with both Medicare (Part A and B) and Medi-Cal. The following information explains who qualifies for IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP). Included Population: With mandatory enrollment for Medi-Cal benefits, including Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) benefits and Medicare benefits. You are eligible for our Plan as long as you: Live in our service area (incarcerated individuals are not considered living in the geographic service area even if they are physically located in it.), and Are age 21 and older at the time of enrollment, and Have both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, and Are currently eligible for Medi-Cal, and Are a full-benefit dual eligible beneficiary and enroll in IEHP DualChoice for your Medicare benefits and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) for your Medi-Cal benefits. This is known as “Exclusively Aligned Enrollment”, and Are a United States citizen or are lawfully present in the United States For questions or to enroll over the phone, please call the IEHP DualChoice Medicare Team at 1-800-741-IEHP (4347), 8am-8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. Enroll in IEHP DualChoice Today! IEHP DualChoice Enrollment Form (PDF) IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) depends on contact renewal. Information on this page is current as of October 01, 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M Pending Accepted
Plan Updates - Newsletters
Provider Staff Newsletter; keep you in the know about our newest programs, incentive opportunities, study results, and more. Volume 34 - Summer 2022 (PDF) Volume 33 - Fall 2021 (PDF) Volume 32 - Spring 2021 (PDF) Volume 31 - Fall 2020 (PDF) Volume 30 - Fall 2019 (PDF) Volume 34 - Winter 2022 (PDF) Volume 33 - Spring 2021 (PDF) Volume 32 - Winter 2021 (PDF) Volume 30 - Winter 2020 (PDF) Volume 29 - Spring 2019 (PDF) Volume 28 - Winter 2018 (PDF) Volume 27 - Summer 2018 (PDF) To access past Newsletters, please contact the Provider Relations Team at (909) 890-2054. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Member Testimonials - Our Members
group of students from the Inland Empire. More than 30 recipient students grew up in the Inland Empire and more than 50% are first generation medical students and grew up in low-income households. Through the scholarship fund, aspiring healthcare professionals will be guided through the system and connected to the health plan’s provider network. This allows students to pursue successful careers in healthcare immediately after graduation to help support the region’s growing population. Loma Linda University School of Medicine Inland Empire Medical Community Service Awardees Class of 2022 Ye Jin Jeon Ye Jin's Why: “I applied for the Inland Empire Medical Community Service Award because the goal and priority to expand access to care and healthcare provider options for the Southern California region aligns with my calling. As a child growing up in the San Bernardino County, I saw the economic disproportion within my own neighborhood, and this compelled me…God has led me pursue my medical career” Class of 2024 Edwin Choque Edwin's Why: “Simply put, my heart lies in the Inland Empire. This community of individuals have fostered me and loved me since I was a child and all I can hope is to pay that love and care forward. . . . My dream is to be on the front lines as a representative for these individuals who frequently become marginalized…” University of California, Riverside Dean's Mission Recipients Four Year Award Elizabeth Celaya-Ojeda Elizabeth's Why: “I want to work particularly with the underserved in this area because I truly believe that being a physician is a privilege and with that there is a responsibility to be an advocate for those who are facing health disparities. I am particularly interested in providing care to underserved Native American and Hispanic communities. Not many healthcare providers are aware of the disparities these two communities face and I want to be an advocate for them, especially in the Inland Empire.” Alfonso Parocua Alfonso's Why: “Growing up, my family lacked meaningful access to healthcare and relied on a local free clinic as our only means of interacting with a physician. Through my personal experience with the free clinic, I developed a passion for service to the underserved communities who lack meaningful access to basic healthcare amenities due to low socioeconomic status. I sought opportunities that would allow me to pay my gratitude forward by becoming part of the solution to healthcare disparities in Inland Southern California. Through my volunteer efforts in free clinics and other community involvement programs, I witnessed the passion and dedication that health care providers and volunteers in the area have towards the underserved community. This realization deepened my connection to Inland Southern California because I was reminded so much of the health care professionals that helped my family when they couldn't help themselves.” Two Year Award Cesar Fortuna Cesar's Why: “A San Bernardino native, I have had the opportunity to volunteer in my community as a Spanish language translator for free clinics. Most patients I have spoken with fell into the category of uninsured, underinsured, or undocumented. It became clear the extent of need in this region when I would translate to the providers that this was the first-time dozens of our patients had ever seen a medical professional; however, this wasn’t uncommon. To these patients and their stories, I thank them because they inspire me to pursue Emergency Medicine where I can become a valuable player in providing care, providing resources, or providing comfort.” Lavinia Mitroi Lavinia's Why: “My goal of pursuing a career at the intersection of medicine and public health is driven by a desire to put patients and communities at the center of our health care system in the U.S. This desire was sparked most poignantly by my own experiences as an IEHP patient growing up in the Inland Empire. As I prepare for a future career as a pediatrician in this region, I hope to serve as an advocate for children and families, providing direct health services but also creating systems change.” Armando Navarro Armando's Why: “The earliest memory of my grandfather is him telling me, “Mijo, tienes que aprender Español para ayudar tu comunidad, you have to learn how to speak Spanish to help your community”. These words were often repeated to me by my grandfather who lamented the fact that he only spoke Spanish. I witnessed the health disparities affecting my community; doctors who did not speak Spanish, parents who could not afford a trip to the doctors’ office, and a healthcare system that was not inclusive of my community’s culture. I have a duty to give back to a school, a community, that has given me so much.” Christ Ordookhanian Christ's Why: “I see the medical profession through the lens of an individual who had lived through challenging times and witnessed how one individual provider can make such and impact when their heart is in the right place. My dedication to our underserved community stems from that of a lifelong mission I have set for myself which is to ensure I give back to a community that I am deeply associated with, they are my founding roots in the United States, and I vow to be at the forefront of the next generation of physicians that care and give the underserved hope.” University of California, Riverside Dean's Mission Recipients Daphne Du Daphne's Why: “I spent most of my life in underprivileged areas and saw firsthand how difficult healthcare access could be through inadequate financial resources, transportation, or translation services. Thanks to this investment in my studies, there is less stress in my life. I can focus on my studies and eventually give back to the community by becoming a physician who will advocate for patients without meaningful access to health care.” Judith Gonzales Judith's Why: “As a first-generation college student, there have always been many barriers in my path to higher education. I am the eldest daughter of an immigrant family, and it is truly an honor to be able to reach this point in my education and in my career, and to give back to my parents who have sacrificed so much for me and my sisters. Growing up in an underserved community showed me the long-lasting impacts of health inequities and strengthened my resolve to pursue a career in medicine. Working in the Inland Empire, I hope to not only address, but actively work towards combating the health inequity present in our communities.” Jordan Hough Jordan's Why: “Despite disadvantages encountered when living in a low-income community, I am grateful for the privilege I had in meeting physicians dedicated to their practice and willing to share that love through mentorship. These individuals have served as exemplary medical professionals and have encouraged me to follow in their footsteps. As a future physician, I aspire to empathetically care for patients by allowing my past experiences to enhance my understanding of their needs. I also plan to incorporate teaching into patient care by presenting opportunities for students to shadow and be mentored for a career in medicine.” Diana Martinez Diana's Why: “I am the daughter of Mexican Immigrants and grew up in Compton, California where I unfortunately was quickly desensitized to violence and was able to tell the difference between a firework and a gun shot. My mother had to travel a significant distance to ensure we had adequate healthcare. Despite these conditions, my parents always stressed education and did their best to give me what I needed. These life circumstances ignited my passion to serve those in disadvantaged communities, which I interacted with throughout my educational career. The Inland Empire Health Program Scholarship means I can achieve my dream –by practicing medicine in a community that deserves adequate, equitable, and accessible healthcare. I will serve as a bilingual physician in the Inland Empire that can serve families like my own and many more.”
Special Programs - Alcohol & Drug (SABIRT)
ant to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) APL 21-014 (PDF), “Alcohol and Drug SABIRT,” IEHP has updated its requirements for alcohol and substance use screening in the primary care setting. Helpful resources: Correspondence - June 2022 - Alcohol and Drug SABIRT Training Guide (PDF) Screening Tools Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) (PDF) Cut Down-Annoyed-Guilty-Eye-Opener Adapted to Include Drugs (CAGE-AID) (PDF) Tobacco Alcohol, Prescription Medications and other Substances (TAPS) (PDF) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Quick Screen for Adults (PDF) Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) (PDF) Parents, Partner, Past, and Present (4Ps) for pregnant women and adolescents (PDF) Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble (CRAFFT) for non-pregnant adolescents (PDF) Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test Geriatric (MAST-G) alcohol screening for geriatric population (PDF) Assessment Tools Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) (PDF) Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) (PDF) NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (NM-ASSIST) (PDF) Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-20) (PDF) Pamphlets Riverside Brochure (English) (PDF) Riverside Brochure (Spanish) (PDF) San Bernardino Brochure (English) (PDF) San Bernardino Brochure (Spanish) (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Join Our Network - IPA
p 1668 S. Garfield 2nd Fl. Alhambra, CA 91801 (877) 282-8272 (626) 943-6329 Dignity Health Medical Network - Inland Empire 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 851-2026 (916) 851-7642 LaSalle Medical Associates 1855 W. Redlands Blvd. 2nd Floor, Redlands, CA 92373 (888) 554-4562 (626) 943-6369 Optum Care Network - Inland Faculty MG 1860 Colorado Blvd. Ste 200, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (800) 371-7547 (323) 257-7329 Physicians Health Network P.O. Box 11429, San Bernardino, CA 92423 (909) 300-5030 (909) 332-5555 Horizon Valley Medical Group 18564 US Highway 18 Ste 105, Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 813-6950 (760) 813-6947 DualChoice CalMediConnect CPN - Horizon Valley Medical Group 18564 US Highway 18 Ste. 105, Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 242-7777 (760) 242-0487 Dignity Health Medical Network - Inland Empire 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 851-2026 (916) 851-7642 EPIC Health Plan 1615 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 799-1818 (909) 786-0816 Alliance Desert Physicians, Inc. Beaver Medical Group Chaffey Medical Group FENIX Medical Group Pinnacle Medical Group Redlands - Yucaipa Medical Group TriValley Medical Group Heritage Provider Network 8510 Balboa Blvd. Ste 275, Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 654-3461 Desert Oasis Healthcare 275 N El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 320-8814 Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group 12370 Hesperia Rd., Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 245-4747 Regal Medical Group 621 E Carnegie Dr. Ste 140, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (818) 654-3400 PrimeCare, part of Optum Care 3990 Concourse St., Ontario, CA 91764 (909) 605-8000 Optum Care Network - Citrus Valley 9130 Anaheim Place Ste 130, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 466-8000 (909) 484-6825 Optum Care Network - Corona 2275 Sampson Ave. Ste 111, Corona, CA 92879 (951) 371-8440 (951) 371-3910 Optum Care Network - Hemet Valley 41391 Kalmia St. Ste 310, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-0762 (951) 698-5194 Optum Care Network - Inland Valley 9130 Anaheim Pl. Ste 130, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 466-8000 (909) 484-6825 Optum Care Network - Moreno Valley 1467 Ford St. Ste 103, Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 798-7766 (909) 792-8627 Optum Care Network - Redlands 1520 Barton Rd., Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 798-7766 (909) 792-8627 Optum Care Network - Riverside 2275 Sampson Ave. Ste 111, Corona, CA 92879 (951) 371-8440 (951) 371-3910 Optum Care Network - San Bernardino 1467 Ford St. Ste 103, Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 798-7766 (909) 792-8627 Optum Care Network - Sun City 41391 Kalmia St. Ste 310, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-0762 (951) 698-5194 Optum Care Network - Southwestern Valleys 41391 Kalmia St. Ste 310, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-0762 (951) 698-5194 Optum Care Network - Valley Physicians 24630 Washington Ave. Ste 203, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 704-1900 (877) 397-7682 Riverside Medical Clinic 3660 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92506