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Latest News - University of La Verne Names IEHP’s Chief Executive Officer its Leopard of the Year

eve Morgan Leopard of the Year award, University of La Verne’s (ULV) most prestigious alumni recognition.  “We consider this our Lifetime Achievement award, given to an alumnx who not only has achieved extraordinary career success, but maybe more importantly, has also greatly impacted and improved lives in their community,” shared University of La Verne President Dr. Devorah Lieberman. Selected by a committee comprised of leaders from ULV’s Alumni Advisory Board, the Office of Alumni Engagement and University Administration, recipients of the award are alumni who demonstrate a deep-seated commitment to their community and support the university with their time, talent and resources.  “Jarrod has been a transformational partner with us over the past several years in the creation of our new College of Health and Community Well-Being,” added Lieberman. “His intimate knowledge of the health care needs of the Inland Empire and his personal passion to help guide our students – many of them first-generation college graduates, like himself – into productive, worthwhile career paths was a visionary contribution to help guide our planning. As our programs grow and our students succeed, we will forever credit his foresight and support in helping form this college.” McNaughton, who earned a Master of Business Administration at ULV, has remained engaged with the university since graduation, serving students through guest lectures, commencement speeches and more.  “Maintaining a strong connection with your alma mater is an important part in supporting the next generation, especially those living in the Inland Empire,” said McNaughton. “I am incredibly humbled by this recognition and look forward to my continued collaboration with ULV in bridging gaps for current and future students.”  

Latest News - New IEHP Program Combats Loneliness and Depression

xperiencing loneliness, anxiety or depression. The partnership connects 70,000 Members to support services for mental health screenings.   The program began in March and will run through the fall of 2022. Members who elected to participate were invited to download the Pyx App on their smart phones or tablets, which immediately connects to Pyx-ir, an interactive robot. Pyx-ir will regularly converse, ask wellness questions and connect Members to IEHP services and call centers, depending on need. The program’s services rolled out to English and Spanish speaking Members who receive both Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits (Cal MediConnect Members), as well as Medi-Cal Members who are seniors with a disability or have been identified as unable to leave their homes and are at a greater risk for loneliness.   “Isolation and stay-at-home orders have tremendously impacted these populations in the last two years,” said Anna Edwards, IEHP’s Care Management Clinical Director. “Our partnership with Pyx Health will extend care beyond the health plan’s usual business hours and truly meet the Members where they are.” For continuity of care, Pyx Health will provide the health plan with comprehensive reports based on Member screenings to connect Members with additional resources at the plan level. If needed, Members will also have the option to connect with Pyx Health’s Compassionate Call Center representatives who will be able to route information and reports to IEHP’s Care Management Team.  “In addition to usual health plan services, we believe our partnership with Pyx Health will provide Members a unique aspect of personalized care,” said Dr. Takashi Wada, IEHP’s Chief Medical Officer. “We’re eager to learn how this pilot program and type of service can engage Members in their own health and how it will positively impact their overall wellness.”   

Latest News - Public Notice for the Regular Meeting of the Joint Powers Agencies (March)

AN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. Date of Meeting: March 14, 2022 Time of Meeting: 9:00 AM Location of Meeting:  Inland Empire Health Plan Headquarters 10801 Sixth Street, Suite 120 Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 This Notice shall confirm the REGULAR MEETING of the Joint Powers Agencies - INLAND EMPIRE HEALTH PLAN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. If disability-related accommodations are needed to participate in this meeting, please contact Annette Taylor, Secretary to the IEHP Governing Board at (909) 296-3584 during regular business hours of IEHP (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Agenda Copies of the Packet may be obtained here.

Latest News - Public Notice for the Regular Meeting of the Joint Powers Agencies (March)

AN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. Date of Meeting: April 11, 2022 Time of Meeting: 9:00 AM Location of Meeting:  Inland Empire Health Plan Headquarters 10801 Sixth Street, Suite 120 Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 This Notice shall confirm the REGULAR MEETING of the Joint Powers Agencies - INLAND EMPIRE HEALTH PLAN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. If disability-related accommodations are needed to participate in this meeting, please contact Annette Taylor, Secretary to the IEHP Governing Board at (909) 296-3584 during regular business hours of IEHP (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Agenda Copies of the Packet may be obtained here.

Latest News - Public Notice for the Regular Meeting of the Joint Powers Agencies (December)

AN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. Date of Meeting: December 13, 2021 Time of Meeting: 9:00 AM Location of Meeting:  Inland Empire Health Plan Headquarters 10801 Sixth Street, Suite 120 Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 This Notice shall confirm the REGULAR MEETING of the Joint Powers Agencies - INLAND EMPIRE HEALTH PLAN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. If disability-related accommodations are needed to participate in this meeting, please contact Annette Taylor, Secretary to the IEHP Governing Board at (909) 296-3584 during regular business hours of IEHP (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Agenda  Copies of the Packet may be obtained here.

Latest News - IEHP Sponsors Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative Scholarships and Awards

nsorship to Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) that will be distributed to 10 students who applied for IEDC scholarships. Scholarships were distributed June 16 at San Bernardino Valley College, where IEDC Member Denise Booker was also honored for her dedication to bring awareness of Juneteenth to the Riverside community.  “Providing opportunities, aid and continuing to advocate and honor individuals who stand for equity is critical to our mission to obtain optimal care and vibrant health in our region,” said IEHP Director of Community Health and IEDC Board President, Dr. Gabriel Uribe. “Since 2019, IEDC has distributed 33 scholarships to Inland Empire students with disabilities who are pursing undergraduate, graduate, vocational or technical degrees. It’s a tradition we hope to continue through our partnerships and community support.”  Established in 2006, IEDC is powered by a partnership between IEHP, Community Access Center and PossAbilities of Loma Linda University Health. Today the organization brings together more than 900 service providers from several organizations across the Inland Empire who serve seniors and people with disabilities.  “It's imperative we do what we can to level the playing field and advocate for underserved and marginalized communities. That’s what’s so inspiring about Mrs. Booker. She stood up, she spoke up and she sparked positive change in her community,” added Uribe.  Booker has been an IEDC member since 2017 and has been active in advocating for the Black community. Through her organization, The Black Collaborative, Booker has led advocacy efforts to inform local politicians and leaders about Juneteenth and why the day is important in our nation’s history.  “The collaboration I have with IEDC provides me the opportunity to help a section of my community that I otherwise would not be able to,” said Booker. “My relationship with IEDC brings true the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.’”     

Latest News - IEHP Earns Anti-Bullying HERO Business of the Year Award

iverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation’s (RMCCF) 2022 HERO Business of the Year Award at its annual fundraiser Aug. 18. RMCCF also recognized IEHP Community Partnerships Manager LuAnna Jauregui with a HERO Award for outstanding cooperation and capturing the spirit of being a true hero.  The HERO Program annual awards recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate leadership and exceptional efforts in supporting and promoting kindness, empathy and inclusion within the community. For the last four years, IEHP has partnered with the RMCCF and its Anti-Bullying Institute’s programs that help children, parents, schools and youth organizations deal with bullying. “IEHP has been a foundation community partner for many years. They are receiving our 2022 HERO Business of the Year Award because of their generous support for our growing programs,” said RMCCF’s Executive Director Lynda Bailey. “They continue to reach out to us with open communication to assist us in meeting the needs in our community. They make our ‘small but mighty non-profit’ feel heard and supported.” For over 25 years, IEHP has worked tirelessly to “do the right thing” for the Inland Empire community it serves, fostering collaborations that emphasize goodwill and inclusivity.  “IEHP is committed to helping foster a culture where kindness, empathy and inclusion are the rule, not the exception,” said IEHP Chief Executive Officer Jarrod McNaughton. “We are honored to receive this award and also proudly congratulate team member, LuAnna Jauregui on the well-deserved recognition of her tireless efforts to make a difference in our communities.” Connecting the dots and helping to facilitate the partnership on behalf of IEHP, LuAnna Jauregui has been heavily involved with RMCCF’s bullying prevention efforts, as it holds a special place in her heart.  “Supporting kindness and inclusion in the Inland Empire means more of my neighbors, friends, family and their children have the opportunity to live joyfully,” said Jauregui. “Receiving this recognition from RMCCF is truly an honor and I look forward to our continued work, bringing even more compassion to our region.”    

Latest News - Public Notice for the Regular Meeting of the Joint Powers Agencies

AN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. Date of Meeting: September 13, 2021 Time of Meeting: 9:00 AM Click here to join by WebEx Join by Phone: (866) 499-4146 Access code/Event number:177 309 2484 The Inland Empire Health Plan is continuing to hold Governing Board meetings to conduct essential business. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order, members of the Governing Board may attend the meeting via teleconference or video conference and will participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. Members of the public may observe and participate electronically in the meetings. As a result of the Executive Order to stay home, in person participation at Governing Board meetings will not be allowed at this point in time.  If disability-related accommodations are needed to participate in this meeting, please contact Annette Taylor, Secretary to the IEHP Governing Board at (909) 296-3584 during regular business hours of IEHP (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Agenda Copies of the Packet may be obtained here. Public Comment: Public Comment may be submitted via recorded voice message, email, or during the Public Comment section of the Agenda. Voice recorded public comment: To submit public comment via recorded message, please call 909-296-3584 by 5pm Friday, May 8, 2020. State your name and the item number(s) on which you wish to speak. The recordings will be limited to two minutes. These comments may be played at the appropriate time during the board meeting. Email public comment: To submit an emailed public comment to the Governing Board please email PublicComment@IEHP.org and provide your name, the number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all Board members.

Latest News - Public Notice for the Regular Meeting of the Joint Powers Agencies (January)

AN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. Date of Meeting: January 10, 2022 Time of Meeting: 9:00 AM Location of Meeting:  Inland Empire Health Plan Headquarters 10801 Sixth Street, Suite 120 Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 This Notice shall confirm the REGULAR MEETING of the Joint Powers Agencies - INLAND EMPIRE HEALTH PLAN AND IEHP HEALTH ACCESS. If disability-related accommodations are needed to participate in this meeting, please contact Annette Taylor, Secretary to the IEHP Governing Board at (909) 296-3584 during regular business hours of IEHP (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Agenda Copies of the Packet may be obtained here.

Latest News - IEHP Earns Rancho Cucamonga Fire District’s Business Partner of the Year Award

re District at the City’s Fire and Police Recognition Celebration on September 9. The distinguished award recognizes the health plan’s partnership with the City and County of San Bernardino to host an ongoing super vaccine clinic at the health plan’s headquarters. Located in Rancho Cucamonga, IEHP’s 400,000-square-foot headquarter building (known as the Atrium) was transformed into a super vaccination site in February 2021 where more than 36,900 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to date. “We are incredibly humbled to receive this recognition from the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District,” said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP Chief Executive Officer. “Hosting the vaccine clinic is very important to us. As a health plan, a partner of the city and county, we knew we needed to do our part to make these vaccines accessible.” Rancho Cucamonga Fire District’s Business Partner of the Year is traditionally awarded to a community business who assists the district as a problem solver. “This award is our humble way of expressing our gratitude for the partnership in this historic effort. We thank IEHP for opening their doors and making a difference in thousands of lives within our community during these unprecedented times,” said Ivan Rojer, Rancho Cucamonga Fire District’s Fire Chief. IEHP has been a Rancho Cucamonga Business Partner since relocating from San Bernardino in 2013. Prior to March 2020, IEHP’s ENERGY STAR® certified Atrium building supported more than 2,400 Team Members (IEHP employees), who have temporarily transitioned to full-time work-from-home schedules during the pandemic. “In addition to addressing the needs of our Members and residents throughout the Inland Empire, it means so much to us that we were able to open our building to provide more access for our friends and neighbors in Rancho Cucamonga as well,” said Dr. Takashi Wada, IEHP Chief Medical Officer. “We are incredibly grateful for the recognition and the ongoing support pouring into the vaccine clinic. And we look forward to continuing our partnerships to help increase vaccine rates in our region.” The clinic is located at 10801 Sixth Street in Rancho Cucamonga and is scheduled to run for the rest of the year. Appointments and walk-ins can be accommodated. Appointments can be made at SBCovid19.com/vaccine.

Latest News - Dr. Takashi Wada Named IEHP Chief Medical Officer

a will oversee IEHP’s Health Services department and collaboratively lead the implementation of initiatives such as CalAIM, Home and Community-Based Services, the organization’s Strategic Plan, and more.  In addition, Dr. Wada will provide clinical and strategic leadership through accountable processes to improve the quality-of-care delivery with improved external quality metrics. “With innovative healthcare initiatives rolling out at state and federal levels, I’m eager to lead and support our team’s work, so that we may contribute in new and meaningful ways that will positively impact the wellness of our own members and communities,” he said.  Dr. Wada joined IEHP in 2019 as Vice President of Population Health. In this capacity, he oversaw the internal departments of Behavioral Health & Care Management, Community & Family Health, Health Education, and Practice Transformation. He also played a key role in various statewide and regional population health initiatives.   Prior to his role at IEHP, Dr. Wada served as Chief Medical Officer/ Deputy Chief Medical Officer for CenCal Health and Director/Health Officer for Santa Barbara County’s Health Department. Dr. Wada received an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from University of California, Riverside, and a master’s degree in public health from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed his medical degree from UCLA and his graduate medical education at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “Dr. Wada truly has a passion for this work,” said IEHP Chief Executive Officer Jarrod McNaughton.  “I couldn’t be more thrilled that he is joining our Executive Team. We are absolutely looking forward to working with Dr. Wada in his new role and continuing our mission to heal and inspire the human spirit.”  

Latest News - IEHP Leaders Honored with LLU Alumnus of the Year Awards

ommunity Behavioral Health Amrita Rai were each named Alumnus of the Year by their respective departments at Loma Linda University (LLU) for their promotion of the vision and purposes of their alma mater along with their contributions to the community.  Pham earned his master’s degree with an emphasis in healthcare administration from LLU’s School of Public Health. At IEHP, Pham develops and executes IEHP’s strategy system to advance the health plan’s mission and achieve its bold 2030 vision: we will not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health. In this work, Pham constantly seeks new ways for IEHP to better serve the community and its most vulnerable residents. “We were pleased to honor Mr. Thomas Pham with the SPH Alumnus of the Year Award at our 2022 commencement ceremony. His notable contributions as part of IEHP to the health and well-being of the Inland Empire communities reflect our vision for healthy people living in resilient communities supported by equitable systems of health,” said Dr. Helen Hopp Marshak, LLU Dean, School of Public Health. Honored by LLU’s School of Behavioral Health, Rai graduated with a master’s degree in social work. In her current role at IEHP, Rai actively leads both community and statewide initiatives in improving access to mental health services, including the Student Behavioral Health Incentive Program.  “Amrita Rai received the 2022 Alumni of the Year award at the graduation services of the Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health for her unwavering commitment to servant leadership and the delivery of equitable behavioral health services for the most vulnerable populations throughout the Inland Empire,” said Dr. Beverly Buckles, LLU Dean, School of Behavioral Health.  Rai also shares her expertise and passion at various speaking engagements throughout the year, inspiring awareness and continued improvement of the development and delivery of behavioral health services.  “The transformational work Thomas and Amrita have done in their respective areas is a true testament to their love for the Inland Empire community. Active contributions and engagement from team members like Thomas and Amrita make IEHP’s commitment to heal and inspire the human spirit possible, and we are grateful for their service,” said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP Chief Executive Officer. 

Plan Updates - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory

e Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes has been named "coronavirus disease 2019" (abbreviated "COVID-19"). IEHP will continually update you on the latest recommendations, news, and resources on COVID-19 as it becomes available. COVID-19 Therapeutics Available for Members In an effort to provide the most up-to-date treatments against COVID-19, IEHP continues to maintain a list of providers, including but not limited to infusion clinics, ancillary, hospital and non-hospital based infusion centers offering COVID-19 infusion therapy treatment. Under all Member coverage, outpatient COVID therapeutics will be offered immediately after a Member is determined to be clinically eligible under and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). List of Infusion Sites COVID-19 Infusion Treatments by Organization (PDF) Test-To-Treat COVID-19 Vaccine Reimbursement for Medi-Cal Providers DHCS has carved out the COVID-19 vaccine from Medi-Cal managed care health plans and will reimburse providers under the Fee-for-Service (FFS) delivery system for both medical and pharmacy claims. Medi-Cal will reimburse the associated COVID-19 vaccine administration fee at the allowable Medicare rate for all claims (medical, outpatient, and pharmacy), based on the number of required doses for all Medi-Cal beneficiaries. For further information: June 13, 2022 - DHCS COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Provider FAQs   How Vaccines Build Immunity While the COVID-19 vaccines are relatively new - the technology and science behind the vaccines have been in development for decades. In the video below, we demonstrate how years of vaccine research and advanced technology allowed researchers and scientists worldwide to be prepared to develop an mRNA vaccine that could help fight the spread of a global infectious disease. FIND A TESTING AND VACCINATION SITE NEAR YOU TODAY! RIVERSIDE Riverside County Public Health COVID Testing Site Vaccine Information Vaccine Locations & Registration Registrations encouraged but not required for: The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as a booster for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. For more information, visit the Riverside Country Vaccine webpage. Teenagers 5 to 17 years old must register for a vaccination clinic that offers the Pfizer vaccine and be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or present a signed written consent from a parent/legal guardian and be accompanied by an adult. Pfizer Minor Consent Form (PDF) | Spanish  The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines can only be given to individuals age 18 years and older. Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet (PDF) | Spanish - Published April 26, 2021  SAN BERNARDINO San Bernardino County Public Health COVID Testing Site Vaccine Locations & Registration Additional Dose and Boosters Information COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form (PDF) | Spanish   The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as a booster for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. For more information, visit the San Bernardino County Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination web page Walk-ins are now available at County-operated vaccination sites. Walk-in individuals will not need to bring any additional information to the site, however be prepared to register on site, which will include answering health screening questions. Walk-ins may experience longer wait times and availability may vary based on site demand.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Clinical Care Guidance Vaccines Vaccination Plans January 10, 2022 - Continued Coverage of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (PDF) CalVax CalVax is a state-wide centralized system for health care Providers enrolled or interested in participating in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program, developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The new CalVax platform will provide a system to manage vaccine enrollment, ordering, inventory, administration, reporting and data analytics. Training materials such as job aids, videos, and recorded demos will be available to support all system users as they navigate through the new CalVax platform (mycavax.cdph.ca.gov).  CA Notify • CA Notify Flyer in English (PDF) and Spanish(PDF) • CA Notify Shareable Tools for web and social media • CA Notify Website  Financial Assistance Resources Riverside County Medical Association - COVID-19 Financial Toolkit for Medical Practice U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) CARES Provider Relief Fund Learn more about the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Portal U.S. Small Business Administration. Borrowers may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. See if you're eligible here. Guidance Regarding Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Even with decreasing cases and hospitalizations, those with high-risk conditions who have tested positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to get monoclonal antibody treatment at Riverside University Health System (RUHS) – Medical Center. In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limited the use of certain monoclonal antibody therapies that were ineffective against the omicron variant. In response, RUHS – Medical Center is administering sotrovimab, an IV infusion shown to be effective against omicron and other variants. January 14, 2022 - RUHS-Medical Center Offers Monoclonal Antibodies Treatment Quest Diagnostic For more information, please visit Quest Diagnostics FAQs COVID-19 Specimen Collection Instructions (Watch Video Here)                        Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers for COVID-19 Testing (View PDF Here)   LabCorp For more information, please visit LabCorp's COVID-19 page. Which COVID-19 Test is Right For You? COVID-19 FAQs If you do not have the ability to collect specimens for COVID-19, please refer to your County Public Health resources for guidance on directing Members for testing.   Telehealth IEHP is strongly encouraging the utilization of telehealth for visits that can be conducted over the phone or via other audiovisual telecommunications.  IEHP has published a telehealth FAQ which is available here: Telehealth Services Due to Limiting Exposure to COVID-19 (PDF)- October 17, 2022 Remember: IEHP Provider Telehealth Information (PDF) IEHP expects that Providers will offer telehealth services and support to their Members during their published business hours.  Existing authorizations are valid and do not need to be changed even if services are being provided via telehealth You can request a POS 02 or POS 10 on your authorization however if you do not, you can still utilize the authorization for telehealth services even if a different POS was approved. When billing the claim for the service, you will utilize a POS 02 or POS 10. ONLY Services that are deemed clinically appropriate to provide via telehealth should be provided via telehealth. If there are treatments, exams, procedures or other services that cannot be provided via telehealth, those are not eligible to be provided via telehealth.  Provider Resources for Combatting COVID-19 Fatigue ACEs Aware - Support for those on the front lines as California addresses stress and anxiety related to COVID-19   Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID 19 Response Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Public Health (CDPH)   The California Department of HealthCare Services (DHCS) has published a COVID-19 response page with guidance for Providers and Partners, Home and Community Based Services and Behavioral Health. Found Here: DHCS COVID‑19 Response | DHCS COVID-19 Medi-Cal FAQs The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also has a page with new guidance documents and additional resources and news releases. Found Here: CDHP COVID-19 Updates Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CMS Health Care Provider Toolkit - Help link to COVID-19 related questions   San Bernardino Medical Society The San Bernardino County Medical Society promotes the science and art of medicine, the care and well-being of patients, the protection of the public health and to promote the betterment of the medical profession. The latest news, research and developments on the COVID-19 outbreak for physicians can be found here: SBCMS COVID-19. January 07, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccines For All Practicing Physicians and Staff – San Bernardino County (PDF) 2-1-1 San Bernardino County Resource & Information Guide   2-1-1 San Bernardino County has curated a COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide and will update this page regularly as the situation changes. For more information, please click here.   Correspondences May 2, 2022 - Webinar - IWIN COVID and the Community April 13, 2022 - COVID-19 “Test to Treat” Initiative April 8, 2022 - 2nd Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available February 23, 2022 - COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Drugs – Coverage and Dispensing Pharmacies  January 28, 2022 - Free OTC COVID-19 Antigen Kits Available January 26, 2022 - Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available by Request January 5, 2022 - Extending SNF COVID-19 Per Diem Rate December 22, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Billing for Medicare Advantage Enrollees Effective DOS January 1, 2022 December 16, 2021- COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program – Program Guide December 16, 2021 - REMINDER: COVID Vaccine Enrollment Survey - Your Response is Requested December 10, 2021 - REMINDER: COVID Vaccine Enrollment Survey - Your Response is Requested December 10, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Billing for Medicare Advantage Enrollees December 3, 2021- COVID-19 Vaccine Enrollment Survey December 1, 2021- CDC Encourages COVID Booster Due to Omicron Variant November 17, 2021- UPDATE! COVID-19 Vaccine FQHC, RHC and IHF Incentive Program November 9, 2021- Three Upcoming Webinars on Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust October 22, 2021- 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Member Incentive October 22, 2021- NEW!!! COVID-19 Vaccine FQHC and RHC Incentive Program October 19, 2021- COVID-19 Treatment – RUHS Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Center October 12, 2021- Reminder - NEW COVID-19 Vaccine PCP Incentive Program - Kickoff Meeting October 6, 2021- NEW COVID-19 Vaccine PCP Incentive Program- Kickoff Meetings October 4, 2021- New COVID-19 Vaccine PCP Incentive Program September 8, 2021- CDPH Webinar: How to Have Crucial Conversations About COVID-19 Vaccines – Thursday, September 9th August 18, 2021 - Riverside County Public Townhall on COVID-19 Vaccines For additional resources regarding COVID-19, please visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Riverside County Public Health San Bernardino Public Health You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.

Provider Resources - Additional Resources & Tools

ols Menu Click on the following links to jump to that specific section: After Hours Care After Hours Phone Numbers IEHP Access Standards IEHP Direct Adult Hospitalists LabCorp Locations Urgent Care Clinics After Hours Care IEHP Providers can direct Members to access care after hours. After hour care includes the 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line, DocOnline and Urgent Care Clinics. Fever? Pain? Cold? Call our 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line --> Your Members can call the IEHP 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line for medical advice anytime, day or night: 1-888-244-IEHP (4347) DocOnline, an extension to the Nurse Advice Line, allows Members to speak with a board-certified Physician for advice after hours using telephonic and/or video devices. DocOnline Physicians will triage, assess, and provide diagnoses for minor acute conditions. Physicians may also give treatment advice, refill select prescriptions and refer Members for in-person care. DocOnline FAQs (PDF) Prescription Medication Refill List (PDF) (Back to Additional Resources Menu) After Hours Phone Numbers for Coverage Determination and Expedited Appeals IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Members The following numbers are to be used for after hour requests: Coverage Determinations: Phone: (888) 860-1297 Expedited Appeals: Phone: (866) 223-4347  Fax: (909) 890-5748 (Back to Additional Resources Menu) IEHP Access Standards On an annual basis, IEHP conducts the Appointment Availability Access Study. All Members must receive access to all covered services without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, creed, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or identification with any other persons or groups defined in Penal Code Section 422.56, except as needed to provide equal access to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Members or Members with disabilities, or as medically indicated. Appointment Standards for All Provider Types (PDF)| Last Revised: 12/12/2022 Appointment Standards for Behavioral Health (PDF)| Last Revised: 01/11/2023 (Back to Additional Resources Menu) IEHP Direct Adult Hospitalists Direct Adult Hospitalist (PDF) | Last Revised: 02/01/2021 (Back to Additional Resources Menu) LabCorp Locations A listing of LabCorp Patient Service Centers around the Inland Empire can be found below: LabCorp Patient Service Centers (PDF) LabCorp Patient Service Centers at Walgreens (PDF) (Back to Additional Resources Menu)   Urgent Care Clinics --> Any of your IEHP Members needing medical attention may visit an Urgent Care Clinic after regular business office hours and on weekends. A listing of all Urgent Care Clinics is found on the IEHP Doctor Search. (Back to Additional Resources 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.

Join Our Network - Behavioral Health

l Health Forms Behavioral Health  As a local Health Plan, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is committed to improving behavioral health services for our Members by developing direct relationships with select clinicians.     IEHP now has over 1,000,000 Members. Behavioral Health Clinicians are viewed as "Specialists" that are partners in improving the health status of our Members. IEHP Behavioral Health is an integrated essential partner with primary medical care. IEHP’s Direct Behavioral Health Program will offer our Behavioral Health Specialists: Streamlined Authorization & Claims Submission - via our fast and secure website. Competitive Reimbursement Rates - based on current Medicare rates. Speedy Payments - our track record is payment in less than 3 weeks (in most cases). Personal, Friendly Service - to ensure a successful and long-lasting working relationship. IEHP is committed to develop direct partnerships with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, LCSW's, LMFT's, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and most recently, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) who have met the couples and family qualifications. LPCCs without this qualification will not be considered eligible to join IEHP's Behavioral Health Network. For any questions or concerns, please email Contract@iehp.org. Requirements for this certification can be found here: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/publications/lpcc_couple-fam_courses.pdf In compliance with APL 17-019 (a DHCS regulation), IEHP now requires Behavioral Health Providers to begin the process of enrolling with Medi-Cal prior to contracting with IEHP. To ensure timely processing of your application, IEHP will accept your application to contract upon receipt of verification of Medi-Cal enrollment submission. Prospective Providers: QASP PLEASE NOTE, IEHP is now accepting new QASP Providers in all services areas.  Behavioral Health PLEASE NOTE, IEHP is only accepting BH Providers who meet the following exceptions through March 31, 2023: Psychologists and psychiatrists practicing in the High Desert All provider types practicing in any of the CalAIM service area expansion territories effective January 1, 2022 (including formerly voluntary and excluded zip codes) Providers filling positions that have been vacated in an existing practice Providers transitioning from an existing group agreement to their own individual agreement Providers being added to existing BH groups Behavioral Health Provider Letter and Application (PDF) Why You Should Contract with IEHP Directly for Behavioral Health (PDF) How IEHP Keeps You Informed and Drive Business to Your Practice (PDF) Medi-Cal Number (Physicians should be enrolled in the State's Medi-Cal Program) Existing Providers: Contracts Maintenance Request Form (PDF) W-9 Form (PDF) (Remittance advice address change) Medi-Cal Number (Physicians should be enrolled in the State's Medi-Cal Program) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What is IEHP? How do I contract with IEHP? What are IEHP's compensation rates? What are IEHP’s minimum requirements to be considered for your BH Network? What if I have additional information about my practice, specialties or experience that is not covered on the survey; where can I send this information? When will I hear back from IEHP after I send my contract in? What services does IEHP offer online? What are the benefits and limitations for Medicare DualChoice Members? I am a Behavioral Health Treatment Provider for one or more of the following services, how do I contract with IEHP? (Services for Individuals (0-21) with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, or Specialized Behavioral needs; utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Modification treatment modalities) What is IEHP? IEHP stands for Inland Empire Health Plan. IEHP is a not-for-profit health plan that serves over 1,000,000 Members in public-sponsored health coverage programs including Medi-Cal and Medicare Special Needs Plan.  How do I contract with IEHP? The first step is to fill out the Behavioral Health Provider Letter and Application (PDF) and email Contract@iehp.org. We will contact you directly once we have evaluated our Member’s needs and are ready to proceed with contracting. What are IEHP compensation Rates? Reimbursement rates for Behavioral Health Services are based on Medicare rates. What are IEHP’s minimum requirements to be considered for your BH Network? A valid California License (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner) $1 million to $3 million Malpractice Insurance Must be enrolled with Medi-Cal Satisfy all IEHP’s standard credentialing requirements What if I have additional information about my practice, specialties or experience that is not covered on the survey; where can I send this information? You can send your information to: Inland Empire Health Plan Attention: Provider Relations P.O. Box 1800 Rancho Cucamonga CA 91729-1800 When will I hear back from IEHP after I send my contract in? Over the next two to three months we will be gathering information and determining our needs and as soon as we have determined what Providers we will need we will send out draft contracts with rate sheets for review. What services does IEHP offer online? Member Eligibility Verification Claims Submission Services Claims Status Authorization Status Medication Search Pharmaceutical Services Information Resources Provider Manuals; Benefit Manuals; EDI manuals  What are the benefits and limitations for Medicare DualChoice Members? Click here.  I am a Behavioral Health Treatment Provider for one or more of the following services, how do I contract with IEHP? (Services for Individuals (0-21) with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, or Specialized Behavioral needs; utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Modification treatment modalities) The first step is to fill out the Behavioral Health Provider Letter and Application (PDF) and email Contract@iehp.org. We will contact you directly once we have evaluated our Member’s needs and are ready to proceed with contracting. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.

Medical Benefits & Coverage Of Medi-Cal In California

d services as a Member of IEHP. Your covered services are at no cost if they are medically necessary, and you get the approved services from our Provider network. “Medically necessary” means it is reasonable and needed to protect life, to keep you from becoming seriously ill or disabled, or to reduce pain from a diagnosed disease, illness or injury. To learn more about IEHP’s benefits and services, read Chapter 4 of the IEHP Medi-Cal Member Handbook (PDF) or 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. IEHP offers these types of services: Outpatient (ambulatory) services* Emergency services Transgender services* Hospice and palliative care* Hospitalization* Maternity and newborn care Mental health services Prescription drugs Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices* Laboratory and radiology services, such as X-rays* Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management Sensitive services Substance use disorder treatment services Pediatric services Vision services* Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) Non-medical transportation (NMT) Long-term services and supports (LTSS) Telehealth services Some of the services listed are covered only if IEHP or your IPA approves first. Covered services that may need an approval from IEHP or your IPA or medical group first are marked by an asterisk (*). Vision services The plan covers: Routine eye exam once every 24 months; IEHP may pre-approve (prior authorization) additional services as medically necessary. Eyeglasses (frames and lens) once every 24 months; contact lens when required for medical conditions such as aphakia, aniridia and keratoconus  Limitations Single vision lenses only. Members under 18 automatically get polycarbonate lenses. Contacts in lieu of glasses only if medically necessary. Dental services The Medi-Cal Dental Program covers some dental services, such as: Diagnostic and preventive dental hygiene (e.g., examinations, x-rays, and teeth cleanings) Emergency services for pain control Tooth extractions Fillings Root canal treatments Prosthetic appliances Orthodontics for children who qualify Members can access dental services through providers enrolled in the Medi-Cal Dental Program. They will advise you on the best course of treatment and when these services may be attained. To learn more about dental services, call the Medi-Cal Dental Program at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347) / TTY (800) 718-4347. You may also visit the Denti-Cal website at www.smilecalifornia.org. Transportation services Your Medi-Cal benefits include round trip transportation for plan-covered health services and Medi-Cal-covered services, such as mental health, substance abuse and dental, within San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The plan covers: Visits to your Primary Care Doctor, Specialists and urgent care clinics. Visit for dental, mental health, substance abuse and other services. Exclusions and Limitations IEHP does not cover: One-way trips and non-medical visits. Visits to Social Security, Workers Compensation Claims, Personal Injury cases, Courts, Parole or Probation or Social Services Offices. IEHP offers two types of transportation: Bus passes* for Non-Medical Transportation (NMT): approved when you do not have any physical or medical issue that does not allow you to travel by bus, car, taxi or other forms of public transportation. Uber for Non-Medical Transportation (NMT): approved when your area doesn’t support bus passes, or you are crossing counties. For this type of transportation, you need to wait for your ride at the curb. Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT): approved when your medical or physical issue does not allow you to travel by bus, car, taxi or other forms of public transportation. For this type of transportation, your Doctor must submit a Physicians’ Certification Statement online. Effective March 1, 2020, transportation for routine medical visits including Behavioral Health and Substance Use must be scheduled five business days before your appointment. To set up transportation, call IEHP Transportation Department at 1-800-440-4347 (option two), Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347 (option two). *For bus passes, call our transportation vendor Call the Car (CTC) at 855-673-3195 select option 1. Once you get your bus pass, you can use this for all of your health care visits. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. To download a free copy click Adobe Acrobat Reader.  The Postpartum Care Extension Program The Postpartum Care Extension Program provides extended coverage for Medi-Cal members during both the pregnancy and after pregnancy. The Postpartum Care Extension Program extends coverage by IEHP for up to 12 months after the end of the pregnancy regardless of income, citizenship, or immigration status and no additional action is needed. Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS), including individual sequencing, trio sequencing for a parent or parents and their baby, and ultra-rapid sequencing, is a covered benefit for any Medi-Cal member who is one year of age or younger and is receiving inpatient hospital services in an intensive care unit. rWGS is an emerging method of diagnosing conditions in time to affect ICU care of children one year of age or younger. If your child is eligible for California Children’s Services (CCS), CCS may be responsible for covering the hospital stay and the rWGS. Referrals For some types of care, your PCP or specialist will need to ask IEHP for permission before you get the care. This is called asking for prior authorization, prior approval, or pre-approval. It means that IEHP must make sure that the care is medically necessary or needed based on appropriateness of care and services and existence of coverage. Care is medically necessary if it is reasonable and necessary to protect your life, keeps you from becoming seriously ill or disabled, or reduces severe pain from a diagnosed disease, illness or injury. For some services, you need pre-approval (prior authorization). Under Health and Safety Code Section 1367.01(h)(2), IEHP will decide routine pre-approvals within 5 working days of when IEHP gets the information reasonably needed to decide. For requests in which a provider indicates or IEHP determines that following the standard timeframe could seriously jeopardize your life or health or ability to attain, maintain, or regain maximum function, IEHP will make an expedited (fast) pre-approval decision. IEHP will give notice as quickly as your health condition requires and no later than 72 hours after receiving the request for services. If IEHP does not approve the request, IEHP will send you a Notice of Action (NOA) letter. The NOA letter will tell you how to file an appeal if you do not agree with the decision. IEHP will contact you if IEHP needs more information or more time to review your request. Continuity of Care  If you now go to providers who are not in the IEHP network (out-of-network), in certain cases you may get continuity of care and be able to go to them for up to 12 months. If your providers do not join the IEHP network by the end of 12 months, you will need to switch to providers in the IEHP network. If you are a new Member, you may request to keep getting medical services from an out of network provider if you were getting this care before enrolling in IEHP. IEHP will decide if this treatment with an out of network provider is medically appropriate. Continuity of care does not extend to durable medical equipment, transportation, ancillary services, carved out services or services not covered by Medi-Cal. To learn more about continuity of care and eligibility qualifications, call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347). Prescription drugs Most prescription drugs are covered by Medi-Cal Rx, some drugs may be covered by IEHP. Your provider can prescribe you drugs that are on the Medi-Cal Rx Contract Drugs List. To find out if a drug is on the Contract Drug List or to get a copy of the Contract Drug List, call Medi-Cal Rx at 1-800-977-2273 (TTY 1-800-977-2273 and press 5 or 711), visit the Medi-Cal Rx website at www.MediCalRx.dhcs.ca.gov/home/, or call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347 or 711. Pharmacies If you are filling or refilling a prescription, you must get your prescribed drugs from a pharmacy that works with Medi-Cal Rx. You can find a list of pharmacies that work with Medi-Cal Rx in the Medi-Cal Rx Pharmacy Directory at www.Medi-CalRx.hcs.ca.gov/home/. You can also find a pharmacy near you by calling Medi-Cal Rx at 1-800-977-2273 (TTY 1-800-977-2273 and press 5 or 711). Or call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347 or 711.  

Pharmacy Services - Pharmacy Forms

BM) handles all Medicare pharmacy and provider prior authorization and pharmacy benefit related questions. Providers and pharmacies can call MedImpact Customer Contact Center at (800) 788-2949. Health care providers can submit prior authorizations via fax (858) 790-7100, or download forms at the MedImpact Website. Request for Redetermination of Medicare Prescription Drug Denial - English (PDF) Request for Redetermination of Medicare Prescription Drug Denial - Spanish (PDF) Coverage Determination Form - Retroactive prior authorization requests (PA requests dated before 1/1/2023) should be faxed to (909) 890-5766.   Drug Request Supplemental PER Form for Compounded Prescription (PDF) Medicare Hospice Form for Medicare Part D Plans (PDF) Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights - English (PDF) Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights - Spanish (PDF) Mail Order Mail-Order Service Fax Form (PDF) Other Pharmacy Provider Forms Appointment of Representative - English (PDF) Appointment of Representative - Spanish (PDF) Nutritional Evaluation Form - Adult (PDF) Nutritional Evaluation Form - Infant (PDF)  Opioid Edit Error Report Form (PDF) WIC Program Forms (California Department of Public Health) Pediatric Referral Form (PDF) WIC Referral For Pregnant Women (PDF) WIC Referral For Postpartum/Breastfeeding Women (PDF)   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 05, 2023.

IEHP Foundation

ndation is focused on connecting the diverse communities of the Inland Empire with access to a better, more joyful life through programs and initiatives aimed at resolving the root causes of illness, health equity and core needs, including food, shelter and safety. The Foundation was established in July 2022 by Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to ensure all communities throughout the region have access to Vibrant Health, which entails going beyond traditional healthcare services and reaching the region’s most vulnerable populations. Efforts include supporting pilot programs, identifying innovative solutions that improve health outcomes, acting as a convener, collaborator and partner with community and faith-based organizations and much more. Foundation Leadership Angelica Baltazar, MSW, serves as the IEHP Foundation President and has more than 20 years of experience in the public health and human services sectors. She holds a bachelor’s in social work from Cal Poly Pomona and a master’s in policy planning and administration from Loma Linda University. Baltazar is a board member of the Greater Ontario Business Council, Promise Scholars and Partners for Better Health. IEHP Foundation Board of Directors The Foundation is guided by an esteemed, experienced and passionate group of individuals who comprise the Board of Directors: Chair Stephen Bennett, Caravanserai Project Board Chair and Co-Founder Vice Chair Karen Scott, First 5 San Bernardino Executive Director Secretary Regina Weatherspoon-Bell, Founder DVL Project/A Better Way/Victor Valley Domestic, Inc. Treasurer Conrado Bárzaga, MD, Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Chief Executive Officer Josh Candelaria, Viewpoint Advocacy Principal Edward Juhn, MD, MBA, MPH, IEHP Chief Quality Officer Geoffrey Leung, MD, County of Riverside Public Health Officer Jarrod McNaughton, MBA, FACHE, IEHP Chief Executive Officer Combined with their sincere and heartfelt desire to make a difference for all the communities in the region, the board is committed to long-term sustainable change for overall community health improvement. Follow Along on Our Journey Join us as we meet with local communities and organizations to listen to their needs and gain an in-depth understanding of the Inland Empire non-profit landscape. Follow us on Instagram @IEHPFoundation and connect with us on LinkedIn We aspire to significantly transform this region but to make a definitive and long-lasting impact, we are committed to in-depth and ongoing collaborative discussions about the needs and desires of the communities we hope to serve. If you would like to connect, please email us at Foundation@iehp.org Press Releases IEHP Announces Angelica Baltazar as New Foundation President IEHP Foundation Launches to Serve Most Vulnerable Communities IEHP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Governing Board - Yxstian Gutierrez

ted to the Moreno Valley City Council in 2013, also serving as a three-term mayor and the city’s first directly elected mayor. Supervisor Gutierrez grew up in Moreno Valley, attending all local public schools. He went on to earn an associate degree from Moreno Valley College, a bachelor’s from California Baptist University, a master’s in education from American InterContinental University and a doctoral degree in special education from Northcentral University. He was appointed to the IEHP Governing Board in January 2023.  

Governing Board - Andrew Williams

a logistics support and communications electronics officer for the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Morehouse College in 1964 and a Master of Science in logistics management, which he earned through the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1970.