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Resources for the Uninsured
y for healthcare coverage through Medi-Cal, Covered California, or for county-based programs. Apply for health coverage through Medi-Cal and choose IEHP, your Inland Empire Health Plan. Get quality medical, behavioral health and wellness services and no cost. What is Medi-Cal? Medi-Cal is a no-cost or low-cost health coverage program. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to qualified low-income California residents. How do I apply for Medi-Cal: Apply for no-cost health coverage right over the phone. Call the IEHP Enrollment Advisors at (866) 294-4347, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. TTY users should call (800) 720-4347. You may also call Health Care Options at 1-800-430-4263 or visit or visit www.healthcareoptions.dhcs.ca.gov. TTY users should call 1-800-430-7077. Click here to learn more. What is Covered California? Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place where you can get financial help when you buy health insurance from well-known companies. Click here to learn more.https://www.coveredca.com/ County Health Clinics If you are uninsured and do not qualify for IEHP you can find free/low cost health clinics and prescription drug assistance programs in Riverside and San Bernardino counties with our Healthcare Connections PDFs: San Bernardino (PDF) Riverside (PDF) How can I find resources in my community? IEHP Community Resource Centers The IEHP Community Resource Centers (CRC) are your local resource for healthcare information in Riverside, San Bernardino and Victorville. Our bilingual staff can help you to take free classes, learn about health care & learn about health coverage. Click here to learn more. Connect IE Connect IE is a new one-stop, interactive website that makes it easy to link people to community resources in the Inland Empire. By clicking on the link below you will be leaving the IEHP site. Visit ConnectIE to find out more! Resources for the undocumented Public Charge Information The ABC's of Public Charge You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
IEHP DualChoice - Making Complaints
he kinds of problems related to: Quality of your medical care Respecting your privacy Disrespect, poor customer service, or other negative behaviors Physical accessibility Waiting times Cleanliness Information you get from our plan Language access Communication from us Timeliness of our actions related to coverage decisions or appeals How to file a Grievance with IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) 1. Contact us promptly – call IEHP DualChoice at (877) 273-IEHP (4347), 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, including holidays.TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. You can make the complaint at any time unless it is about a Part D drug. If the complaint is about a Part D drug, you must file it within 60 calendar days after you had the problem you want to complain about. If you do not wish to call (or you called and were not satisfied), you can put your complaint in writing and send it to us. If you put your complaint in writing, we will respond to your complaint in writing. You can use our "Member Appeal and Grievance Form." All of our Doctor’s offices and service providers have the form or we can mail one to you. You can file a grievance online. You can give a completed form to our Plan provider or send it to us at the address listed below or fax the completed form to the fax number listed below. This form is for IEHP DualChoice as well as other IEHP programs. IEHP DualChoice P.O. Box 1800 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-1800 Fax: (909) 890-5877 Whether you call or write, you should contact IEHP DualChoice Member Services right away. 2. We will look into your complaint and give you our answer If possible, we will answer you right away. If you call us with a complaint, we may be able to give you an answer on the same phone call. If your health condition requires us to answer quickly, we will do that. Most complaints are answered in 30 calendar days. If we need more information and the delay is in your best interest or if you ask for more time, we can take up to 14 more days (44 days total) to answer your complaint. If we do not agree with some or all of your complaint or don’t take responsibility for the problem you are complaining about, we will let you know. Our response will include our reasons for this answer. We must respond whether we agree with the complaint or not. Fast Grievances If you are making a complaint because we denied your request for a “fast coverage determination” or fast appeal, we will automatically give you a “fast” complaint. If you have a “fast” complaint, it means we will give you an answer within 24 hours. Who may file a grievance? You or someone you name may file a grievance. The person you name would be your “representative.” You may name a relative, friend, lawyer, advocate, doctor, or anyone else to act for you. Other persons may already be authorized by the Court or in accordance with State law to act for you. If you want someone to act for you who is not already authorized by the Court or under State law, then you and that person must sign and date a statement that gives the person legal permission to be your representative. To learn how to name your representative, you may call IEHP DualChoice Member Services. External Complaints You can tell Medicare about your complaint You can send your complaint to Medicare. The Medicare Complaint Form is available at: https://www.medicare.gov/MedicareComplaintForm/home.aspx. Medicare takes your complaints seriously and will use this information to help improve the quality of the Medicare program. If you have any other feedback or concerns, or if you feel the plan is not addressing your problem, please call (800) MEDICARE (800) 633-4227). TTY/TDD (877) 486-2048. The call is free. You can tell Medi-Cal about your complaint The Office of the Ombudsman also helps solve problems from a neutral standpoint to make sure that our members get all the covered services that we must provide. The Office of the Ombudsman is not connected with us or with any insurance company or health plan. The phone number for the Office of the Ombudsman is 1-888-452-8609. The services are free. You can tell the California Department of Managed Health Care about your complaint The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is responsible for regulating health plans. You can call the DMHC Help Center for help with complaints about Medi-Cal services. You may contact the DMHC if you need help with a complaint involving an urgent issue or one that involves an immediate and serious threat to your health, you disagree with our plan’s decision about your complaint, or our plan has not resolved your complaint after 30 calendar days. Here are two ways to get help from the Help Center: Call (888) 466-2219, TTY (877) 688-9891. The call is free. Visit the Department of Managed Health Care's website: http://www.dmhc.ca.gov/ You can file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights You can make a complaint to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights if you think you have not been treated fairly. For example, you can make a complaint about disability access or language assistance. The phone number for the Office for Civil Rights is (800) 368-1019. TTY users should call (800) 537-7697. You can also visit https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/index.html for more information. You may also contact the local Office for Civil Rights office at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 90 7th Street, Suite 4-100 San Francisco, CA 94103 Telephone: (800) 368-1019 TDD: (800) 537-7697 Fax: (415) 437-8329 You may also have rights under the Americans with Disability Act. You can contact the Office of the Ombudsman for assistance. The phone number is (888) 452-8609. When your complaint is about quality of care You have two extra options: You can make your complaint to the Quality Improvement Organization. If you prefer, you can make your complaint about the quality of care you received directly to this organization (without making the complaint to our plan). To find the name, address, and phone number of the Quality Improvement Organization in your state, look in Chapter 2 of your IEHP DualChoice Member Handbook. If you make a complaint to this organization, we will work with them to resolve your complaint. Or you can make your complaint to both at the same time. If you wish, you can make your complaint about quality of care to our plan and also to the Quality Improvement Organization. For more information on Grievances see Chapter 9 of your IEHP DualChoice Member Handbook. Handling problems about your Medi-Cal benefits If you have Medi-Cal with IEHP and would like information on how to pursue appeals and grievances related to Medi-Cal covered services, please call IEHP DualChoice Member Services at (877) 273-IEHP (4347), TTY (800) 718-4347, 8am - 8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) depends on contract renewal. Information on this page is current as of October 01, 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M
Clinical Information - High Risk Medications
mance and quality measures to help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions regarding health and prescription drug plans. As part of this effort, CMS adopted measures for High Risk Medication (HRM) endorsed by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). The HRM was developed using existing HEDIS measurement “Drugs to be avoided in the elderly”. The HRM rate analyzes the percentage of Medicare Part D beneficiaries 65 years or older who have received prescriptions for drugs with a high risk of serious side effects in the elderly. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Notices 12/10/2021 IEHP Pharmacy Times (PDF) 01/13/2016 IEHP Pharmacy Times (PDF) 06/17/2013 IEHP Pharmacy Times (PDF) 02/11/2013 IEHP Pharmacy Times (PDF) Reference IEHP High Risk Medication Drug Alternative(s) Reference Guide (PDF) AGS Beers Criteria 2019 (PDF) Information on this page is current as of December 10, 2021.
Medi-Cal in Riverside County
verside County residents under the age of 65 were uninsured based on the last count of the US census. Join the Riverside County health plan that puts its members at the center of their universe. IEHP will not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health. Together with state Medi-Cal, you can get access to thousands of doctors in your local area, all providing medical, dental, and vision services. Learn more about IEHP and Medi-Cal by calling us now. Medical Services in Riverside County Uninsured Americans are less likely to seek healthcare when they need it, which could increase existing medical problems. By choosing IEHP as your health plan through Medi-Cal, you have the chance to protect your health and the health of your family. Low or no income is no longer a barrier to great healthcare. Get the coverage you deserve, with Medi-Cal managed by IEHP. Complete Medical Services Medi-Cal covers more than just basic medical services such as outpatient services, palliative care, emergency coverage, and hospitalization care. With IEHP and Medi-Cal coverage, Members have access to: Addiction treatment Pediatric care Newborn care Transgender support services Radiology coverage Laboratory services Through IEHP, you have access to over 8,000 doctors and specialists that are part of our network. Call IEHP today to find out about the benefits that are available to IEHP Members and learn how you can apply for Medi-Cal. Vision Services Poor vision can affect the quality of life. Getting the care you need is within reach with IEHP and Medi-Cal. When you become a member of the IEHP family, you get a free vision exam every 24 months, additional or more frequent eye exams are covered if medically necessary, such as those with diabetes. You also get a pair of eyeglasses, with both frames and lenses every 24 months, when you have a valid prescription. Contact lens testing and contact lenses may be covered if the use of eyeglasses is not possible due to eye disease or condition (i.e., missing an ear). Dental Services with Your Riverside County Medi-Cal Medi-Cal (through the Medi-Cal Dental Program) covers some dental services, including: Diagnostic and preventive dental hygiene (such as examinations, X-rays, and teeth cleanings) Emergency services for pain control Tooth extractions Root canal treatments (anterior/posterior Scaling and root planning Crowns (prefabricated/laboratory) Orthodontics for children who quality Complete and partial dentures Topical fluoride Dental care is as important as your medical care. If you have questions or want to learn more about dental services, call the Medi-Cal Dental Program at 1-800-322-6384 (TTY 1-800-735-2922 or 711). You may also visit the Medi-Cal Dental Program website at https://www.dental.dhcs.ca.gov or https://smilecalifornia.org/. Applying for Medi-Cal in Riverside County IEHP’s mission to heal and inspire the human spirit is made possible through its Vision—to not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health. Everyone should have access to health care, and now more than ever, it is easy to get coverage. How to apply for Medi-Cal in Riverside County You have many options to apply for Medi-Cal, these include: Call IEHP Call 1-866-294-4347, 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. TTY users should call 1-800-720-4347. You’ll speak to one of IEHP’s friendly bilingual Enrollment Advisors. By Mail You can mail your completed and signed application to: Covered California P.O. Box 989725 West Sacramento, CA 95798-9725 Or mail it to the Riverside County Medi-Cal Office. Apply in Person Click here to find the Riverside County Medi-Cal Office. Apply Online Click here to apply online. Get Health Coverage Now Become a member of the IEHP family and get access to the top-rated California state medical insurance. For more than 25 years, IEHP has proudly served hard-working citizens and their families. Join IEHP now and make your health our priority.
IEHP DualChoice - New to IEHP DualChoice
e important phone numbers including your Doctor, IEHP DualChoice Member Services, and IEHP’s 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line. Be sure to complete your health risk assessment (HRA). When you first join our plan, you get a health risk assessment (HRA) within 90 days before or after your effective enrollment date. We must complete an HRA for you. This HRA is the basis for developing your care plan. The HRA include questions to identify your medical, LTSS, and behavioral health and functional needs. We reach out to you to complete the HRA. We can complete the HRA by an in-person visit, telephone call, or mail. We’ll send you more information about this HRA upon your enrollment with the plan. If our plan is new for you, you can keep using the doctors you use now for a certain amount of time, if they are not in our network. We call this continuity of care. If they are not in our network, you can keep your current providers and service authorizations at the time you enroll for up to 12 months if all of the following conditions are met: You, your representative, or your provider asks us to let you keep using your current provider. We establish that you had an existing relationship with a primary or specialty care provider, with some exceptions. When we say “existing relationship,” it means that you saw an out-of-network provider at least once for a non-emergency visit during the 12 months before the date of your initial enrollment in our plan. We determine an existing relationship by reviewing your available health information available or information you give us. We have 30 days to respond to your request. You can ask us to make a faster decision, and we must respond in 15 days. You or your provider must show documentation of an existing relationship and agree to certain terms when you make the request. Note: You can only make this request for services of Durable Medical Equipment (DME), transportation, or other ancillary services not included in our plan. You cannot make this request for providers of DME, transportation or other ancillary providers. After the continuity of care period ends, you will need to use doctors and other providers in the IEHP DualChoice network that are affiliated with your primary care provider’s medical group, unless we make an agreement with your out-of-network doctor. A network provider is a provider who works with the health plan. Our plan’s PCPs are affiliated with medical groups or Independent Physicians Associations (IPA). When you choose your PCP, you are also choosing the affiliated medical group. This means that your PCP will be referring you to specialists and services that are affiliated with their medical group. A medical group or IPA is a group of physicians, specialists, and other providers of health services that see IEHP Members. Your PCP, along with the medical group or IPA, provides your medical care. This includes getting authorization to see specialists or medical services such as lab tests, x-rays, and/or hospital admittance. In some cases, IEHP is your medical group or IPA. Refer to Chapter 3 of your Member Handbook for more information on getting care. Be prepared for important health decisions Get the My Life. My Choice. app today. It stores all your advance care planning documents in one place online. Advance care planning (ACP) involves shared decision making to write down-in an advance care directive-a person’s wishes about their future medical care. ACP and the advance health care directive can bridge the gap between the care someone wants and the care they receive if they lose the capacity to make their own decisions. With this app, you or a designated person with Power of Attorney can access your advance health care directives at any time from a home computer or smartphone. Sign up for the free app through our secure Member portal. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is dependent on contract renewal. This is not a complete list. Information on this page is current as of October 01, 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M
Provider Resources - Compliance
h plan operations in compliance with ethical standards, contractual obligations under State and Federal programs, laws, and regulations applicable to Medi-Cal and IEHP DualChoice. This commitment extends to our business associates and delegated entities that support IEHP’s mission to organize and improve the delivery of quality, accessible, and wellness based healthcare services for our community. Our Compliance Program is designed to: Ensure we comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations Reduce or eliminate Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) Prevent, detect, and correct non-compliance Reinforce our commitment to culture of compliance for which we strive Establish and implement our shared commitment to honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) expects Team Members and business entities doing business with IEHP to conduct business activities in an ethical and professional manner that promotes public trust and confidence in the integrity of IEHP. The Code is meant to provide guidance about the compliance culture at IEHP and the role that each Team Member, including management, Chief Officers and the Governing Board, plays in building and preserving that culture. IEHP Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (PDF) Compliance, Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA), and Privacy Program Training The IEHP Compliance, FWA, and Privacy Training Program focuses on the elements of an effective Compliance Program, conduct & ethics, and the Fraud, Waste and Abuse and Privacy Programs. IEHP requires delegated entities to provide Compliance Training to their employees, Providers, downstream entities, Board of Directors, and Contractors within 90 days of hire/start, and annually thereafter. IEHP is committed to a culture of compliance, ethics, and integrity. The goal of Compliance Training is to provide all associated parties the ability to demonstrate awareness of IEHP’s requirements, including regulations and policies & procedures associated with Compliance as it relates to daily work. If you have questions or additional suggestions, please e-mail the IEHP Compliance Department at email@example.com. Compliance Training FWA HIPAA Privacy and Security (PDF) Eligibility to Participate in Federal and State Health Care Programs Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is prohibited from issuing payment for services provided, ordered, or prescribed by an individual or entity that is excluded, ineligible, or terminated from participation in State and Federal health care programs in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements. IEHP conducts regular reviews of Federal and State exclusionary databases and lists, including but not limited to: Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE list) GSA Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) DHCS Medi-Cal Suspended and Ineligible Provider List CMS Preclusion List Restricted Provider Database (RPD) Exclusion Screening IEHP has implemented a screening process to identify individuals and entities that appear on the DHHS OIG LEIE, the GSA EPLS, the CMS Preclusion List and the DHCS Medi-Cal Suspended and Ineligible Provider List prior to appointment, contracting, and/or employment and monthly thereafter to ensure that none of these individuals or entities are excluded, ineligible or terminated from participation in State and Federal health care programs. Delegated entities must implement a screening program for employees, Board Members, contractors, and business partners to avoid relationships with individuals and/or entities that tend toward inappropriate conduct. This program includes but is not limited to: Prior to contract and monthly thereafter, review of the GSA System for Award Management (SAM), the Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal Suspended and Ineligible list, and the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) that are excluded from participation in government health care programs (42 CFR §10011901). A monthly review of the Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal Suspended and Ineligible list. Criminal record checks when appropriate or as required by law. Review of the National Practitioner Databank (NPDB). Review of professional license status for sanctions and/or adverse actions. Reporting results to Compliance Committee, Governing Body, and IEHP as necessary. Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) IEHP has established a Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Program to detect, correct, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse on part of Team Members, IEHP Members, Providers, Vendors, delegated entities and any other entity doing business with IEHP. Fraud Prevention Fraud Prevention, it’s a Team Effort In an effort to prevent fraud and abuse, IEHP encourages Providers and their staff to report any suspicious circumstances when they arise. You may want to ask for another form of identification in addition to the IEHP Member identification card. Identification with both a picture and a signature, such as a valid driver’s license or State identification card, are suggested. We are informing Members of this concern and are requesting that they have additional identification available when they come to you. To obtain more compliance guidelines, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers assistance (by clicking on this link you will be leaving the IEHP website). Fraud is knowingly and willfully executing, or attempting to execute, a scheme or artifice to defraud any health care benefit program, or to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program. Examples include: Knowingly billing for services or prescriptions not furnished or supplies not provided Knowingly altering claim forms for a higher payment Selling medicine, medical equipment, or other things received through IEHP Waste includes overuse of services, or other practices that, directly or indirectly, result in unnecessary costs. Waste is generally not considered to be caused by criminally negligent actions but rather by the misuse of resources. Examples include: Conducting excessive office visits Writing excessive prescriptions or ordering excessive tests Prescribing more medications than necessary for the treatment of a specific condition Abuse includes actions that may, directly or indirectly, result in unnecessary costs and improper payment or services. Abuse involves payment for items or services when there is no legal entitlement to that payment and the provider has not knowingly and/or intentionally misrepresented facts to obtain payment. Examples include: Billing for unnecessary medical services or medical equipment Billing for brand name drugs when generics are dispensed Misusing codes on a claim, such as upcoding and unbundling codes. Report potential FWA Click Here (By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website). Privacy Incident/Breach IEHP has established a HIPAA Privacy Program to ensure that Member’s health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high-quality health care. A privacy breach is defined as unauthorized acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of protected health information (PHI) which compromises the security or privacy of such information. PHI is health information that relates to a Member’s past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, including the provision of his/her health care, or payment for that care and contains personally identifiable information (PII) such as name, SSN, DOB, Member ID, address, or any other unique identifier related to the Member. This generally means that a breach occurs when PHI is accessed, used, or disclosed to an individual or entity that does not have a business reason to know that information. The law does allow information to be accessed, used, or disclosed when it is related to treatment, payment, or healthcare operations directly associated with the work that we do at IEHP on behalf of our Members. Report a Privacy Incident/Breach Click Here (By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website). Reporting Information IEHP has the following resources available for reporting fraud, waste or abuse, privacy issues, and other compliance issues: Compliance Hotline: (866) 355-9038 Fax: (909) 477-8536 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail: IEHP Compliance Officer P.O. Box 1800 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-1800 Online: (By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website) Report a Compliance Issue: Click Here Report a Privacy Incident/Breach: Click Here Report potential FWA: Click Here Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What are some common examples of fraud? Providers Billing for services not rendered Paying a "kickback" in exchange for a referral for medical services or goods Unbundling Overcharging for services or goods Using false credentials Members Allowing unauthorized individuals to use ID card to obtain benefits Altering prescriptions Falsifying residence information to obtain benefits Drug seeking or doctor shopping to obtain narcotics What do I do if I suspect an IEHP Member is engaging in possible fraud, waste, or abuse? First, document your suspicions. Then, contact IEHP’s Compliance Department at (866) 355-9038 and make a report with one of our Representatives. At times, IEHP may request additional information that is necessary to investigate. IEHP also has the following resources available for reporting fraud, waste or abuse, privacy issues, and other compliance issues: Compliance Hotline: (866) 355-9038 Fax: (909) 477-8536 E-mail: email@example.com Mail: IEHP Compliance Officer P.O. Box 1800 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-1800 Online: (By clicking on the following links, you will be leaving the IEHP website) Report a Compliance Issue Click Here Report a Privacy Incident/Breach Click Here Report potential FWA Click Here What do I do if my facility has made some billing errors? If you suspect that errors in billing may have occurred, contact your IEHP Provider Services Representative at (909) 890-2054. What are some other things I can do as a Provider? Periodically perform internal audits of billing practices and compare billing records with payments received. Do not leave prescription pads, which include a Provider's identification and license number, out in the open. For example, do not store prescription pads in exam room cabinets or leave on office counters. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care Training The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) require that IEHP staff and contracted consultants/vendors, our Medicare IPAs, Hospitals/SNFs, and Providers, receive training on the Plan’s Model of Care for our D-SNP Members: Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) Fact Sheet (PDF) IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care Training (PDF) IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care Training (HTML) *We recommend opening file in: Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge or MS Internet Explorer Contact the OIG The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is there to assist you and maintains a hotline, which offers a confidential means for reporting vital information. For information on confidentiality, please contact the hotline and ask about their confidential source program. Each caller is encouraged to assist the OIG by providing information on how they can be contacted for additional information but the caller may remain anonymous. Contacting the Office of the Inspector General Phone: (800) HHS-TIPS (447-8477) E-mail: Htips@oc.dhhs.gov Additional Hotlines DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline Phone: (800) 822-6222 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: https://apps.dhcs.ca.gov/stopfraud/Default.aspx The recorded message may be heard in English and 10 other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Armenian, Hmong, Cambodian, Laotian, Farsi, Korean and Russian. The call is free and the caller may remain anonymous. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
IEHP DualChoice - IEHP DualChoice
Cal Plan, allows you to get your covered Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits through our plan. Our plan includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, providers of long-term services and supports, behavioral health providers, and other providers. It also has care coordinators and care teams to help you manage all your providers and services. They all work together to provide the care you need. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) helps make your Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits work better together and work better for you. Some of the advantages include: You can work with us for all of your health care needs. You have a care team that you help put together. Your care team may include yourself, your caregiver, doctors, nurses, counselors, or other health professionals. You have access to a care coordinator. This is a person who works with you, with our plan, and with your care team to help make a care plan. Your care team and care coordinator work with you to make a care plan designed to meet your health needs. The care team helps coordinate the services you need. For example, this means that your care team makes sure: Your doctors know about all the medicines you take so they can make sure you’re taking the right medicines and can reduce any side effects you may have from the medicines. Your test results are shared with all of your doctors and other providers, as appropriate. Who is eligible for IEHP DualChoice? 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). 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. Service Area Only people who live in our service area can join IEHP DualChoice. Our service area includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. How to Enroll To enroll, please call the: IEHP DualChoice Medicare Team at (800) 741-IEHP (4347), 8am-8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays, TTY users should call (800) 718-4347 Visit our enrollment page to learn more. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is dependent on contract renewal. This is not a complete list. Information on this page is current as of October 01, 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M
Innovations and Quality Performance - Our Commitment to Innovation
healthcare needs of our Members for more than two decades. With our Strategic Priorities guiding us, we will continue to seek opportunities for innovation and improvement – putting access to quality healthcare and our Members, Providers and Community above all else. Community Health Assessment The 2022 Inland Empire Community Health Assessment Stakeholder Committee, comprised of over 40 representatives across 25 community organizations, united over the past year to collect and analyze the region’s health and wellness data. The group identified those four at-risk population groups, Senior citizens, communities of color, individuals with low incomes and those living in remote and rural areas, as well as six priority areas of focus: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Human Housing, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Maternal and Infant Health and Mental and Behavioral Health. The committee shared the findings in a first-of-its-kind joint regional Community Health Assessment report. Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) The 2022 Inland Empire Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identifies the top health and well-being needs of Inland Empire residents. The findings in the CHNA will be used to build community interventions that generate collective investments addressing the identified priorities. There are seven assessments within the CHNA, the first three target the entire Inland Empire region, along with Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The remaining four assessments comprise drilled-down analyses for Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Redlands Community Hospital, San Antonio Regional Hospital and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital service areas. Click here to view the assessment. Provider Recruitment IEHP’s innovative Network Expansion Fund (NEF) was the first program of its kind in the state. Established in 2014, the NEF allocates $30 million in specially designated funds to attract board-certified PCPs, Specialists and mid-level Providers to the Inland Empire, addressing the region’s chronic Provider shortage and improving access to care for more than 1.2 million IEHP Members. To date, more than 280 Providers have been recruited as a direct result of this program. Behavioral Health Integration Complex Care Initiative The Behavioral Health Integration Complex Care Initiative (BHICCI) is a collaboration between IEHP and more than 30 clinics in the Inland Empire that provides a footprint for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Health Homes Program, going live January 1, 2019. The goal is to improve Members’ health outcomes by staffing a complex care team to provide comprehensive care management and by coordinating complex physical and behavioral health needs across multiple Providers and health care systems in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. BHICCI care teams are currently transitioning into community-based care management entities (CB-CMEs) that provide Health Homes services in preparation for Health Homes go-live. Health Homes Program The Health Homes program (HHP) is an integrated care management program for patients with complex needs that builds on IEHP’s Behavioral Health Integration Complex Care Initiative (BHICCI), as legislated by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The HHP coordinates the physical, behavioral, and community-based Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) needs of Members with severe chronic physical and/or mental health conditions. The primary goal of HHP is to improve the overall health outcomes of members through the delivery of care coordination and complex care management. Since the launch of the program in January 2019, more than 9,000 Members have seen overwhelmingly positive clinical health outcomes related to blood pressure, diabetes and depression. Click here to learn more about the Health Homes Program. EHR and Health Information Exchange IEHP has partnered with the San Bernardino County Medical Society and the Riverside County Medical Association to form the Inland Empire EHR Resource Center, to assist Providers and clinics in selecting and implementing electronic health record systems. Additionally, IEHP was part of the Inland Empire Health Information Exchange, which merged with the CalIndex Health Information Exchange to form Manifest Medex (MX). MX is a statewide health information exchange that has significant penetration and use in the Inland Empire, with all Inland Empire acute care hospitals and many medical groups and Physicians contributing patient clinical and administrative data. MX brings needed technology to access and securely share electronic patient health records for most of the 4.4 million people living in the Inland Empire. It allows Doctors, clinics, hospitals and other health care Providers to electronically review and access medical records, resulting in timely and improved quality of health care for patients in our community. DocOnline This innovative program provides another option for Members to receive medical advice after hours from a Physician. IEHP Members can speak to a board-certified Physician by phone or via video chat, quickly and easily. The Physician can access the IEHP formulary and the IEHP Pharmacy Network to e-prescribe medications for IEHP Members if needed. When fully implemented, this service will enhance Member access and convenience while reducing unnecessary emergency room and urgent care visits. Telehealth IEHP is supporting the expansion of telehealth services throughout the Inland Empire, to improve access to critically needed specialty care and to aid in rapid diagnosis and treatment. Telehealth eliminates one of the Inland Empire’s longstanding barriers to care – geographic distance to health care resources. With telehealth’s information and communication technologies, the treatment and prevention of disease or injury can occur long-distance, erasing geography as a critical factor impeding care. Telehealth can also be used to support Provider training and Member education. IEHP is currently supporting telehealth for certain services: behavioral health, retinal examinations, dermatology, and orthopedic consultations. Plans are underway to expand to additional services in alignment with Member needs. eConsult eConsult, a collaboration among IEHP, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Riverside University Health Care System, allows PCPs to connect directly with specialists electronically when a patient may need a specialist referral. Through a private, secure system, PCPs can receive timely clinical advice from specialists that may allow them to manage a majority of patients in the primary care setting (some patients may need a face-to-face visit with a specialist). IEHP is sponsoring the initiative for the first 24 months and will design, implement and evaluate eConsult at more than 70 clinic sites throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Secure Online Member Portal and App IEHP Members can take an active role in managing their own health 24/7 via a secure online account that can be accessed through the IEHP website or mobile app. Members can view and print their IEHP Member Cards; view lab tests, Immunization Cards and authorizations; find or change Doctors; search the Provider Directory; enroll in health education classes; check eligibility; and more. The separate Baby-N-Me prenatal care app helps improve maternity health outcomes by making it easy for expectant moms to track pregnancy milestones, identify health issues, and stay healthy with reminders and helpful tools. Texting and Alerts IEHP uses two-way texting and Short Message Service (SMS) alerts to educate Members about their plan benefits and how to navigate the health care system. These alerts are targeted approaches that communicate seasonal health information about topics such as immunizations, preventive care, medication adherence, and new health plan features. Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) IEHP’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) program enables seniors and persons with disabilities to live independently in their homes as long as safely possible, and provides care in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) when they cannot. LTSS includes the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS), as well as SNF services when required. IEHP also helps coordinate any In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) benefits. Since May 2018, IEHP has helped transition 750 Members out of long-term care facilities and back into the community. A 24-hour in-home emergency caregiver program and a case management program, developed in partnership with the Riverside County Department of Social Services, received the 2017 and 2018 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. IEHP has also partnered with the University of California, Los Angeles on a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to provide patients, families and caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of care for older adults.
Helpful Information and Resources - Emergency Safety
y when there is a power shutoff or fire. We want to ensure you get the needed care and services to help you during these events. If you are impacted by these events and need help with your durable medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, ventilators, oxygen monitors, etc.) 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. If you need a medicine refill, go to your pharmacy and request a refill. For medical advice after-hours, please call the IEHP 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-244-4347 or 711 (TTY). How to prepare for an emergency. Public Safety Power Shutoff Alerts A Public Safety Power Shutoff, also called a PSPS, occurs in response to severe weather. Power is turned off to help prevent wildfire and keep communities safe. We encourage you to sign up for alerts so you know when a Public Safety Power Shutoff may occur and when your power is restored. Click here to sign up. Medicine Safety Some medicines may need to be stored in a refrigerator to keep their strength, including many liquid medicines. When the power is out for a day or more, throw away any medicines that should be refrigerated, unless the medicines label says otherwise. If a life depends on the refrigerated medicines (for example, insulin), use them only until a new supply is available. Replace all refrigerated medicines as soon as you can. Resources Refrigerated Medicine Storage (PDF) Insulin Storage and Product Switching in an Emergency (PDF) Comparison of Insulins (PDF) Durable Medical Equipment Safety Use the checklist below to prepare for a power outage. Check your backup power equipment frequently to ensure it will function during an emergency. Call your power and water companies about your needs for life-support devices (home dialysis, suction, breathing machines, etc.) in advance of a disaster. Many utility companies keep a “priority reconnection service” list and map of the locations of power-dependent customers for use in an emergency. Ask the customer service department of your utility companies if this service is available. Keep the shut-off switch for oxygen equipment near you so you can get to it quickly in case of emergency. Generator users should operate generators in open areas to ensure good air circulation. Test generators once a month, and take your generator to be serviced at least once a year, to make sure it will work when needed. Create a plan for how to recharge batteries when the power is out. Reference resources below. When power is restored, make sure the settings on your medical device have not changed. Resources Emergency Power Planning for a Durable Medical Equipment Checklist (PDF): this booklet helps you establish a plan to obtain and organize your medical device information. How to Prepare for and Handle Power Outages for Medical Devices that Require Electricity - FDA Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery Dependent Assistive Technology and Medical Devices: this checklist will help you create a plan for your electric and battery-dependent devices. Mental Health If you have been impacted by a fire and need mental health, related to stress or grief, call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), 8am-5pm (PST), Monday-Friday. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. For medical advice after-hours, please call the IEHP 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-244-4347 or 711 (TTY). Additional Tips Build or restock your emergency supply kit, including food, water, flashlights, a radio, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash. Click here to find local resources that help you build an emergency supply kit. Identify backup charging methods for phones such as a battery power pack, a car charger and solar battery charger. Learn how to manually open your garage door. Create a plan based off what you can do by yourself and what you will need help with. Create an emergency contact list. If you own a backup generator, ensure it is ready to safely operate. Create an emergency action plan that includes evacuation planning for your home, family and pets. Resources https://www.sce.com/wildfire: how to safety prepare for a wildfire https://www.sce.com/wildfire/psps: Power Safety Power Shutoff resources https://prepareforpowerdown.com/: how to prepare for a power shutoff http://www.jik.com: emergency preparedness information prepared by Jule Kiles https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-set/: how to prepare for a wildfire Emergency Supplies Kits for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations: checklist suggests emergency kit contents including no cost supplies, that you can tailor to your needs and abilities. Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility For Your Safety, A Guide For People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitation: how to develop plans that integrates people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Emergency Health Information: Savvy Health Care Consumer Series: a guide to develop your emergency health information. Emergency Travel Safety Tips for Overnight Stays: a guide for people with disabilities. Tips for Emergency Use of Mobile Devices: preparing your device for an emergency.
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.
Senior Health - Senior Health
This includes making a plan to improve safety and taking routine tests and health screenings to detect health problems and treat them early. Advanced Care Directive What’s an Advanced Care Directive and why do I need someone else to help me? Advanced Care Directive is a specific type of power of attorney or health care proxy, in which the person authorizes someone (an agent) to make decisions on their behalf when they are unable to do so. Decisions can be large and small. For example, “Who will be responsible for communicating with your family?” or “In the final stages of living, do you want to be at home?” IEHP offers free Advanced Care Directive Workshops to help you. Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-800-718-4347 for TTY users to see if a workshop is coming up near you! See also: Advanced Care Directive Guide (PDF) Advanced Care Directive Form (PDF) PREPARE: A California program to help you make medical decisions for yourself and others. National Library of Medicine: Seniors' Health You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Senior Health - Advanced Care Planning
ing is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own health care decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you. MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. is IEHP’s Advance Care Planning program for IEHP DualChoice Members. The online program helps you fill out Advance Care Directive forms and gives you a place to keep them safe to share with your Doctor. IEHP can also store related documents like Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney and Do Not Resuscitate forms. MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. is accessible through the IEHP Member Portal. You can easily upload your Advance Care Directives and access them at any time from your home computer or smartphone. You can also share your forms with your family, friends and caregivers by email, SMS and fax. If you get sick and cannot make medical decisions, having these documents lets others know your wishes about medical care. This ensures you get the treatment and medical care you want. You can learn more about Advance Care Planning by accessing MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. through the IEHP Member Portal OR attending an in-person workshop. Register online: Log in to the Member portal. Log in to MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. Follow the steps to begin your Advance Care Planning. Register for an in-person workshop: Log in to the Member portal at www.iehp.org. Click the Health & Wellness tab. Choose “Senior Health” for a list of workshops with dates and times. Choose the workshop you want to attend. For assistance with MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. please call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347). TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347.
Urgent Care and Medi-Cal
ic of the moment, it may not always be clear where to go to get help. Besides the worry of the injury or illness itself, you may also be thinking, “does Medi-Cal cover urgent care?” Finding an urgent care clinic that takes Medi-Cal is not the only priority. You also need to think about what kind of treatment you need and where to go to get it. Consider the following example: It is a Saturday morning, and you have a severe stomachache and now start to have a fever. You want to get medical treatment as soon as possible but know your Doctor is closed on the weekend. So, you are not sure whether to go to an urgent care clinic or the emergency room. You also want to make sure there are urgent care clinics nearby that accepts Medi-Cal. Yes, many urgent care clinics do accept Medi-cal. At IEHP we have over 90 urgent care clinics in our network that offer Members care afterhours, on weekends and on holidays, when your primary care doctor might be closed. Click here to search for an IEHP urgent care clinic in your area. Now, that you know that urgent care clinics accept Medi-Cal, let’s review when you might need urgent vs emergency care. Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room Urgent care is not the same as emergency care. Urgent care centers are for illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening, yet still require treatment. Some examples include common illness like the flu, minor fever or headache, painful sore throat, earache or sinus pain, back pain, minor injuries like a sprained ankle, etc. Most urgent care centers provide same-day services and usually have shorter waiting times than emergency rooms. Emergency rooms (ER) are for life-threatening emergencies and accidents where immediate treatment is required. Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provide care for critical or life-threatening conditions. Visit your nearest ER or call 911 if you experience: changes in mental status, such as confusion, chest pain or pressure, coughing or vomiting blood, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath etc. When to Visit Urgent Care Urgent care clinics are not a substitute for your regular doctor. When you can't reach your Doctor after-hours or your Doctor is not available, you have options to get your needed care. Many people don’t realize there is a middle ground between a doctor’s visit and a trip to the ER. Urgent care centers regularly handle a range of medical problems, including: Fevers Dehydration Small wounds Vomiting/diarrhea Sprains Allergies Bites Cold or flu symptoms Emergency rooms handle life threatening conditions, including: Head injuries Broken bones Chest pains Breathing difficulties Heart attack Stroke Serious burns Serious bleeding Be Prepared Does urgent care take medical history into account? Absolutely! Your medical records form an important part of your treatment and follow-up care. As such, we always recommend you are ready with the following details: Information on pre-existing conditions. Details of past surgeries, when you had them, and which hospital and doctors performed them. A list of prescription medications you take, the dosage, and how often you take them. A list of any over-the-counter medications you take, the dosage, and how often you take them. Any allergies you have. Make sure to bring your IEHP Member Card While nobody likes to think about being in an accident or suffering a sudden illness, it is important to be prepared. Your Doctor understands your health and medical background. Doctors at urgent care clinics will not have access to the same depth of information as your primary doctor, therefore, we recommend you that you follow up with your primary care Doctor after visiting an urgent care. After-Hour and Urgent Care Services for IEHP Members If you think you need urgent care, it’s always recommended to call your doctor’s office. If your doctor’s office is closed, you can call the IEHP 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line at (888) 244-4347, TTY 711, or click here to search for an IEHP Urgent Care clinic. Of course, always call 911 if immediate medical care is needed. At IEHP, we pride ourselves on improving lives by delivering quality and accessible healthcare and will not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health. If you have any questions about your Medi-Cal benefits please 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 to learn more.
Complex Care Management
Do you need help coordinating care with your Doctors? IEHP can help. Our Complex Care Management (CCM) Program was designed to assist Members who are ill. This includes a serious illness, like heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, AIDS, Hepatitis C, spinal injury or any other chronic uncontrolled condition. IEHP’s Care Management Team will work with you and your Doctor to make sure you get the care you need. We can help you manage your illness and medicines, coordinate care, work with your Providers and help you to get any needed medical equipment. We also offer and invite you to make use of an Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) to help you with your personalized plan of care. This Team consists of your Primary Care Doctor, Complex Care Manager and others who support your health care needs. You may be referred to the CCM program through the following options: Medical Management Program Referral Discharge Planner Referral Practitioner Referral Caregiver Referral Self-Referral How to opt in to the CCM program First, we will need to complete a health survey with you to assess your needs. This will help determine if you are eligible for the program. If you are eligible for the program and wish to opt in, you will be automatically enrolled. If you are not eligible for the CCM program but want more information on other Care Management Services available, please contact IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-4347. After enrollment into the CCM program, you will be assigned a Primary Case Manager. The Case Manager will contact you at least once every 30 days to discuss your health goals. They will also assist you with a plan to meet those goals. To get started, 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. How to opt out of the CCM Program Once enrolled, you may opt out of the program at any time. Simply contact IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-4347 and let them know you no longer wish to be involved with the program. Be sure to notify your Case Manager as well.
Healthy Living - Flu
at you can to protect yourself from the flu virus. Everyone should get the flu shot. Members who are especially high risk for complications are: 65 years of age or older. Pregnant. Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Children, 6 months or older. Remember, in many cases, the flu shot can prevent the flu, lessen the symptoms if you get the flu and reduce spreading it to others. Common myths about the flu shot Myth 1: I can get the flu from the flu shot. False. The flu shot is made from a virus that is not active, so it doesn’t cause infection. Myth 2: I’m healthy; I don’t need the flu shot. False. Healthy people can get sick, too. Very sick. The flu shot can help lower your chances of getting sick. Myth 3: I got a flu shot last year. I don’t need a shot this year. False. The flu virus changes every year and so does the flu shot. You need a flu shot every year to fight this year's flu. Frequently Asked Questions Q: Where can I get the flu shot? A: Your Doctor’s office (for adults and children), certain network pharmacies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens (for adults only). Q: What are ways I can avoid getting the flu? A: To avoid getting the flu, you should: Get the flu shot. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Wear something to cover your mouth and nose when in public. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If you don't have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Eat healthy. Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Get plenty of rest. Clean and disinfect surfaces around you. Q: What should I do if I get the flu? A: If you get the flu, be sure to: Stay home and rest. Avoid others. Drink lots of fluids, like water and juice. See your Doctor if symptoms do not improve. If you have the flu but can’t reach your Doctor, call the IEHP 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-244-IEHP (4347) or 711 for TTY users. Our nurses can connect you with a Board-Certified Doctor by telephone or virtual visit via video chat.
IEHP DualChoice - Rights and Responsibilities
, you have the right to: Receive information about your rights and responsibilities as an IEHP DualChoice Member. Be treated with respect and courtesy. IEHP DualChoice recognizes your dignity and right to privacy. Receive services without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, claims experience, medical history, evidence of insurability (including conditions arising out of acts of domestic violence), disability, genetic information, or source of payment. Receive information about IEHP DualChoice, its programs and services, its Doctors, Providers, health care facilities, and your drug coverage and costs, which you can understand. Have a Primary Care Provider who is responsible for coordination of your care. If your Primary Care Provider changes, your IEHP DualChoice benefits and required co-payments will stay the same. Your IEHP DualChoice Doctor cannot charge you for covered health care services, except for required co-payments. Request a second opinion about a medical condition. Receive emergency care whenever and wherever you need it. See plan Providers, get covered services, and get your prescription filled timely. Receive information about clinical programs, including staff qualifications, request a change of treatment choices, participate in decisions about your health care, and be informed of health care issues that require self-management. If you have been receiving care from a health care provider, you may have a right to keep your provider for a designated time period. If you are under a Doctor’s care for an acute condition, serious chronic condition, pregnancy, terminal illness, newborn care, or a scheduled surgery, you may ask to continue seeing your current Doctor. To make this request, or if you have any concerns about your continuity of care, please call IEHP DualChoice Member Services at 1-877-273-IEHP (4347). Receive Member informing materials in alternative formats, including Braille, large print, and audio. Information on procedures for obtaining prior authorization of services, Quality Assurance, disenrollment, and other procedures affecting IEHP DualChoice Members. IEHP DualChoice will honor authorizations for services already approved for you. If you have any authorizations pending approval, if you are in them idle of treatment, or if specialty care has been scheduled for you by your current Doctor, contact IEHP to help you coordinate your care during this transition time. Call IEHP DualChoice at 1-877-273-IEHP (4347), 8am-8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. Review, request changes to, and receive a copy of your medical records in a timely fashion. Receive interpreter services at no cost. Notify IEHP if your language needs are not met. Make recommendations about IEHP DualChoice Members’ rights and responsibilities policies. Be informed regarding Advance Directives, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney, and to receive information regarding changes related to existing laws. Decide in advance how you want to be cared for in case you have a life-threatening illness or injury. Be free from any form of restraint or seclusion used as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation Complain about IEHP DualChoice, its Providers, or your care. IEHP DualChoice will help you with the process. You have the right to choose someone to represent you during your appeal or grievance process and for your grievances and appeals to be reviewed as quickly as possible and be told how long it will take. Have grievances heard and resolved in accordance with Medicare guidelines; Request quality of care grievances data from IEHP DualChoice. Appeal any decision IEHP DualChoice makes regarding, but not limited to, a denial, termination, payment, or reduction of services. This includes denial of payment for a service after the service has been rendered (post-service) or denial of service prior to the service being rendered (pre-service). Request fast reconsideration; Request and receive appeal data from IEHP DualChoice; Receive notice when an appeal is forwarded to the Independent Review Entity (IRE); Automatic reconsideration by the IRE when IEHP DualChoice upholds its original adverse determination in whole or in part; Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing if the independent review entity upholds the original adverse determination in whole or in part and the remaining amount in controversy is $100 or more; Request Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) review if the ALJ hearing is unfavorable to the Member in whole or in part; Judicial review of the hearing decision if the ALJ hearing and/or DAB review is unfavorable to the Member in whole or in part and the amount remaining in controversy is $1,000 or more; Make a quality of care complaint under the QIO process; Request QIO review of a determination of noncoverage of inpatient hospital care; Request QIO review of a determination of noncoverage in skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities; Request a timely copy of your case file, subject to federal and state law regarding confidentiality of patient information; Challenge local and national Medicare coverage determination. As an IEHP DualChoice Member, you have the responsibility to: Review your Member Handbook, and call IEHP DualChoice Member Services if you do not understand something about your coverage and benefits Inform your Doctor about your medical condition, and concerns. Follow the plan of treatment your Doctor feels is necessary Make necessary appointments for routine and sick care, and inform your Doctor when you are unable to make a scheduled appointment. Learn about your health needs and leading a healthy lifestyle. Make every effort to participate in the health care programs IEHP DualChoice offers you. For more information on Member Rights and Responsibilities refer to Chapter 8 of your IEHP DualChoice Member Handbook. Rights and Responsibilities Upon Disenrollment Ending your membership in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) may be voluntary (your own choice) or involuntary (not your own choice) You might leave our plan because you have decided that you want to leave. There are also limited situations where you do not choose to leave, but we are required to end your membership.Chapter 10 of your IEHP DualChoice Member Handbook tells you about situations when we must end your membership. When can you end your membership in our plan? Because you get assistance from Medi-Cal, you can end your membership in IEHP DualChoice at any time. Your membership will usually end on the first day of the month after we receive your request to change plans. Your enrollment in your new plan will also begin on this day. How to voluntarily end your membership in our plan? If you would like to switch from our plan to another Medicare Advantage plan simply enroll in the new Medicare Advantage plan. You will be automatically disenrolled from IEHP DualChoice, when your new plan’s coverage begins. If you would like to switch from our plan to Original Medicare but you have not selected a separate Medicare prescription drug plan. You must ask to be disenrolled from IEHP DualChoice. There are two ways you can asked to be disenrolled: To disenroll, please call Health Care Options (HCO) at 1-844-580-7272, 8am - 6pm (PST), Monday - Friday. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-430-7077. For more information visit the DHCS website. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP DualChoice website. Or you can contact Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Until your membership ends, you are still a member of our plan. If you leave IEHP DualChoice, it may take time before your membership ends and your new Medicare coverage goes into effect. (See Chapter 10 of the IEHP DualChoice Member Handbook for information on when your new coverage begins.) During this time, you must continue to get your medical care and prescription drugs through our plan. You should continue to use our network pharmacies to get your prescriptions filled until your membership in our plan ends. Usually, your prescription drugs are only covered if they are filled at a network pharmacy including through our mail-order pharmacy services. If you are hospitalized on the day that your membership ends, you will usually be covered by our plan until you are discharged (even if you are discharged after your new health coverage begins). If you no longer qualify for Medi-Cal or your circumstances have changed that make you no longer eligible for Dual Special Needs Plan, you may continue to get your benefits from IEHP DualChoice for an additional two-month period. This additional time will allow you to correct your eligibility information if you believe that you are still eligible. You will get a letter from us about the change in your eligibility with instructions to correct your eligibility information. To stay a member of IEHP DualChoice, you must qualify again by the last day of the two-month period. If you do not qualify by the end of the two-month period, you’ll de disenrolled by IEHP DualChoice. Involuntarily ending your membership IEHP DualChoice must end your membership in the plan if any of the following happen: If you do not stay continuously enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. If you move out of our service area for more than six months. If you become incarcerated. If you lie about or withhold information about other insurance you have that provides prescription drug coverage. If you intentionally give us incorrect information when you are enrolling in our plan and that information affects your eligibility for our plan. If you continuously behave in a way that is disruptive and makes it difficult for us to provide medical care for you and other members of our plan. If you let someone else use your membership card to get medical care. To be a Member of IEHP DualChoice, you must keep your eligibility with Medi-Cal and Medicare. If you lose your zero share-of-cost, full scope Medi-Cal, you will be disenrolled from our plan (for your Medicare benefits) the first day of the following month and will be covered by the Original Medicare. The State or Medicare may disenroll you if you are determined no longer eligible to the program. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) depends on contract renewal. Information on this page is current as of October 01, 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M
Pregnancy and Postpartum
al care as early as possible improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Receiving postpartum care after childbirth is just as crucial for a woman to make sure she is healing properly and gets the help she needs to care for herself and her baby. IEHP has programs that offer support for our pregnant Members throughout their pregnancy and after. Baby-N-Me App This is a free app for IEHP Members who are pregnant or have a baby under 2 years old. On this app pregnant Members can get up-to-date information about their growing baby like ultrasound videos, get handy tools like a weight gain calculator, complete a survey that screens for postpartum depression, set appointment reminders, and much more! Parents of a baby under 2 years old can get parenting tips and advice, age-adapted information about their baby’s growth, feeding patterns, and tools to track diaper changes, growth, and vaccines. You can download this app for free through iTunes or Google Play Loving Support Loving Support is committed to helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. The Helpline offers advice, referrals to mom support groups and support and encouragement to get breastfeeding off to a good start. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) also offer guidance, pumping strategies and tips for returning to work/school or are pumping for their premature babies. Call Loving Support with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the first year and beyond. You can contact the Loving Support 24/7 Helpline at 888-451-2499/951-358-7212. The staff speaks English and Spanish. Breaking Maternal Mental Health Stigma - One Mom at a Time Immediately after childbirth, most women experience “baby blues,” which can include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping – all very normal, but short-lived symptoms. However, postpartum depression is more severe and long-lasting, usually requiring treatment from a mental health professional. For millions of new moms, like Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Member Gerti, motherhood – and all the challenges it brings – can be overwhelming. After the birth of her daughter, Gerti struggled with her mental health and recognized she needed help. Thankfully, she knew exactly where to turn. Additional Resources The ABC's of Safe Sleep (Video) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Pregnancy Depression During and After Pregnancy
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.