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How to Get Care - Medicine Safety
Answers What can happen if I take a few medicines at the same time? When you take two or more medicines, they will likely mix well. On certain occasions, you might have what’s called a “drug-to-drug interaction.” This means that some medicines you take together may cause an adverse reaction in your body. For example, a “drug-to-drug” interaction could: make your medicines not work as well (weaken them) make one or more of the medicines too strong and cause unwanted side effects, which could be deadly TIP: Talk to your Pharmacist about all medicines you take and ask if they mix well together. What are some reasons that I might have a harmful effect from taking one or more medicines at the same time? These reasons might include: dose may be too high interaction with other drugs Note: Everyone can react differently – based on age, weight, gender, etc. TIP: To avoid problems when taking two or more medicines together, tell your health care Provider and Pharmacist about all the medicines (and other remedies) you are taking. How do I know if I’m taking the right medicine – at the right dose, at the right time to control my symptoms? Any medicine taken the wrong way might put your health at risk. A drug maker has to show research data to the FDA to get each medicine approved. This research could be about: how the medicine works why it is safe to take (or not) what dose works best with the fewest side effects Could a medicine taken at a high dose be harmful? Yes. That is why your Pharmacist checks your medicines to make sure you are on the right dose. Don’t forget to ask your Doctor or Pharmacist any questions about your medicine. Taking higher than recommended doses of certain over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines – including abuse or misuse of the medicines – can cause serious health problems. It could even lead to death. Also, a dose that is safe for you may not be safe for someone else. Who most often needs to have their medicine dose changed and why? Certain people need to have their dose changed, so that they don’t take too much (called “overdosing”). These include the elderly, children, and women who are pregnant or mothers who are breastfeeding, and people with chronic health conditions. Always ask your Pharmacist if the medicines are safe for you to take at the prescribed doses. Don’t share your medicines with friends or family. What are “duplicate drug therapies”? Why do I need to know about this? You might have different Doctors who have prescribed medicines that work in the same way for you. When medicines have similar active ingredients, they could be: the same medicine with different names (for example, one could have a brand name and the other might have a generic name), or two medicines of similar nature TIP: Be cautious about taking the same medicine twice – as you could have two bottles of the same medicine! TIP: It’s important for you to keep a full list of each medicine, vitamin and herbal remedy you are taking. Please show this list to your Pharmacist or your Doctor. The list helps your health care Provider check for any unwanted effects between drugs and check that the two or more medicines work well for you or not. What happens if my medicine is recalled? A recall may be issued if a medication is: A health hazard: If there is some health risk associated with the medication. Mislabeled or packaged poorly: If there is a problem with the dosing tool provided with the drug. Poorly manufactured: If there are defects related to poor quality, impurities, and incorrectly potency of the drug from the manufacturer. Please click here to view an up-to-date list of drug recall notifications. Why are some medicines “high risk” for the elderly? Some medicines can be too strong for a certain group of people and are considered “high risk” for them. This special group may include older people, pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding, children, and people with other medical conditions affecting their kidney or liver. For example, certain medicines prescribed for memory issues may have a side-effect that causes dizziness in some seniors who are at “high risk” for falling. In that case, an alternative medicine (or no medicine) for this condition would be better. Where can I find details about medicines that might be harmful for older people? If you are over 65 years old, ask your Doctor or Pharmacist if the medicines you are taking may not be right for you. Please see the short list below of the most common medicines prescribed that may be harmful for older people. Older adults (age 65+): Check with your Doctor first before taking these medicines: Medicine or Medicine Class Potential Risks Sliding scale insulin May make your blood sugar level too low – without improving the condition Glyburide May cause a long period of excessively low blood sugar Muscle relaxants May be poorly tolerated Barbiturates May increase risk of dependence and overdose Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, temazepam, lorazepam) May increase risk of falls and fractures To learn more, visit: https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(19)31235-6/fulltext Pharmacy Benefits: Medi-Cal Members IEHP Dual Choice Cal MediConnect Members
Plan Updates - Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI)
d Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSN) from all Medicare cards to address the risk of Medicare beneficiary medical identity theft. CMS will mail out new Medicare Cards to Medicare Beneficiaries starting April 2018 through April 2019. By clicking on the CMS web links below, you will be leaving the IEHP website. For more information regarding the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home.html. For an overview of the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home. New Medicare card resources: New Medicare Card: Information for Partners & Stakeholders (PPT) You're getting a new Medicare card! (PDF) New Card! New Number! (PDF) "10 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card" (PDF) Your New Medicare Card: Information for People with Medicare (PPT) For additional resources regarding the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/Partners-and-Employers.html. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Plan Updates - Regulatory Updates
reventable Conditions. Visit Reporting of Provider Preventable Conditions for DHCS instructions for online reporting. By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) In the event any Medicare recipient has been in a status of outpatient observation for greater than 24 hours, Acute Hospitals are required to provide Medicare Members with a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON). Medicare recipients must receive the MOON within 36 hours of admission to observation level of care. Please refer to the following website for further details on MOON requirements at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/22/2016-18476/medicare-program-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-system-for-acute-care-hospitals-etc. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Document Catalog: MOON FAQs (PDF) MOON Instruction Summary (PDF) CMS Manual System 10611_Pub 100-04 Medicare Claims Processing MOON Instructions (PDF) MOON Forms MOON English (PDF) MOON Spanish (PDF) MOON Correspondence (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Pharmacy Services - DHCS Medi-Cal Rx
e January 1, 2022, the Medi-Cal pharmacy benefits and services are administered by DHCS in the Fee-For-Service (FFS) delivery system, known as "Medi-Cal Rx." Magellan Medicaid Administration, Inc. (MMA) assumes operations for Medi-Cal Rx on behalf of the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). How to Register for the User Administration Console (UAC) (PDF) User Administration Console (UAC) Quick Start Guide (PDF) Medi-Cal Rx 101 Webinar Presentation (PDF) IEHP and DHCS strongly recommends our Providers to visit the new Medi-Cal Rx website (https://medi-calrx.dhcs.ca.gov) to register for the Magellan Medi-Cal Rx portal, review schedule of trainings available on the new Medi-Cal Rx Portal, and review general information about the transition. Communication from DHCS Please refer to the DHCS Medi-Cal Rx: Transition and DHCS Medi-Cal Provider Pharmacy News Bulletins pages for additional information. Communication from IEHP While you can always refer to Pharmacy Communication and Provider Correspondence pages, the below list is provided for your convenience. January 02, 2023 - IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP): PBM Update and Medicare Part B Coinsurance (PDF) December 22, 2022 - Cal MediConnect (CMC) to Medi-Cal Rx/HMO D-SNP Transition (PDF) October 28, 2022 - Cal MediConnect to Medi-Cal RX Transition (D-SNP) (PDF) July 29, 2022 - NEW DATE: Medi-Cal RX Gradual Reinstatement of Prior Auths (PAs) – Phase 1 – September 16, 2022 (PDF) July 13, 2022 - DHCS Medi-Cal Rx Update: Postponement of Implementation of NCPDP Reject Code 80 (PDF) July 11, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Gradual Reinstatement of PAs - Phase 1 (PDF) June 03, 2022 - Medi-Cal RX Transition: Blood Pressure Monitors and Cuffs (PDF) June 03, 2022 - Medi-Cal RX Billing Policy for Physician Administered Drugs (PADs) (PDF) February 17, 2022 - RETRACTION - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM - PCP) (PDF) February 17, 2022 - RETRACTION - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM - IPA) (PDF) February 14, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition Survey - Your Response is Important! (PDF) February 11, 2022 - Updated - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Implantable and Injectable Contraceptives FAQs (PDF) February 09, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Hyaluronic Acid Knee Injections (PDF) February 07, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx UPDATE: Revised Prior Auth Policy for Prescribers and Emergency Fill Quantity Limit (PDF) February 07, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - How To Assist IEHP Members (PDF) January 18, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Implantable and Injectable Contraceptives (PDF) January 18, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx (Magellan) Customer Service (PDF) January 18, 2022 - Medi-Cal Rx Transition - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) (PDF) January 04, 2022 - CORRECTION! Medi-Cal Rx: Mail Order for Blood Pressure Monitors and Nebulizers (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Special Programs - Major Organ Transplant (MOT)
nd Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is now responsible for coverage of the Major Organ Transplant (MOT) benefit for adult and pediatric transplant recipients and donors, including related services such as organ procurement and living donor care. What Transplant Services are Available for Members? Autologous Islet Cell Bone Marrow Cornea Heart Heart-Lung Liver Liver-Heart Liver-Intestinal Liver -Lung Lung Kidney Kidney-Liver Kidney - Pancreas Pancreas (after Kidney) Centers of Excellence (COE) For transplant care, IEHP has partnered with various, local, Centers of Excellence (COE). A COE is a recognized program within an existing healthcare center that provides a concentration of specialized care, delivered in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary manner. Their focused care in distinct areas provides exceptional, integrated care that can lead to better Member outcomes. Bone Marrow - CHLA, City of Hope, LLUMC, UCSD, USC (Norris) Heart - USC (Keck), LLUMC, Rady's Children, Sharp Memorial, UCSD Intestinal - CHLA Kidney-Pancreas - LLUMC, UCI Liver- CHLA, LLUMC, USD, USC (Keck) Lung - UCSD You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here
Special Programs - Total Fracture Care
ticipating Orthopedist for global fracture care without a prior authorization. This Program ensures that Members in need of fracture care by an Orthopedist, as determined by an Emergency Department Physician, Urgent Care Physician or Primary Care Provider, will receive timely access to care. Policy Reference: 10 - Medical Care Standards Total Fracture Care Providers Arrowhead Orthopaedics For more information and locations, please visit: https://www.arrowheadortho.com/ Newport Care Medical Group For more information please call: (951) 363-5064 You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Enroll with IEHP DualChoice
5bab; border: 4px solid #FFD400; margin: 1.25em 0; padding: 1em 3em; font-size: 1.8vh; border-radius: 20px; cursor: pointer; } Trust your heart when it comes to your health-enroll with IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) If you have both Medi-Cal and Medicare, you may be eligible to enroll in the IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) plan. Our IEHP DualChoice plan helps you get the care you need to achieve your best possible health. Get covered benefits for $0 including: Doctor visits such as routine checkups and sick visits Prescriptions from the IEHP DualChoice formulary Hospital care such as emergency room and urgently needed servicesAre currently eligible for Medi-Cal, and Specialist case PLUS extra benefits like: Vision care: Up to $350 limit every twelve months for eyeglasses (frames). Lenses are separately reimbursable based on prior approval and medical necessity. Contact Lenses are covered up to $350 every twelve months in lieu of eyeglasses (Lenses and Frames). Utilities allowance of $40 for covered utilities. You must qualify for this benefit. Who is eligible for IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP)? IEHP DualChoice is for people with both Medicare (Part A and B) and Medi-Cal. The following information explains who qualifies for IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP). Included Population: With mandatory enrollment for Medi-Cal benefits, including Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) benefits and Medicare benefits. You are eligible for our Plan as long as you: Live in our service area (incarcerated individuals are not considered living in the geographic service area even if they are physically located in it.), and Are age 21 and older at the time of enrollment, and Have both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, and Are currently eligible for Medi-Cal, and Are a full-benefit dual eligible beneficiary and enroll in IEHP DualChoice for your Medicare benefits and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) for your Medi-Cal benefits. This is known as “Exclusively Aligned Enrollment”, and Are a United States citizen or are lawfully present in the United States For questions or to enroll over the phone, please call the IEHP DualChoice Medicare Team at 1-800-741-IEHP (4347), 8am-8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. Enroll in IEHP DualChoice Today! IEHP DualChoice Enrollment Form (PDF) IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) depends on contact renewal. Information on this page is current as of October 01, 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M Pending Accepted
Special Programs - Alcohol & Drug (SABIRT)
ant to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) APL 21-014 (PDF), “Alcohol and Drug SABIRT,” IEHP has updated its requirements for alcohol and substance use screening in the primary care setting. Helpful resources: Correspondence - June 2022 - Alcohol and Drug SABIRT Training Guide (PDF) Screening Tools Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) (PDF) Cut Down-Annoyed-Guilty-Eye-Opener Adapted to Include Drugs (CAGE-AID) (PDF) Tobacco Alcohol, Prescription Medications and other Substances (TAPS) (PDF) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Quick Screen for Adults (PDF) Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) (PDF) Parents, Partner, Past, and Present (4Ps) for pregnant women and adolescents (PDF) Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble (CRAFFT) for non-pregnant adolescents (PDF) Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test Geriatric (MAST-G) alcohol screening for geriatric population (PDF) Assessment Tools Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) (PDF) Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) (PDF) NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (NM-ASSIST) (PDF) Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-20) (PDF) Pamphlets Riverside Brochure (English) (PDF) Riverside Brochure (Spanish) (PDF) San Bernardino Brochure (English) (PDF) San Bernardino Brochure (Spanish) (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Provider Resources - POLST Registry
fornia Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Registry (CPR) to connect a digital POLST network throughout the Inland Empire Healthcare System which includes independent physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and the Health Information Exchange (HIE). The goal of this initiative is to provide a more effective means of documenting, communicating, and ensuring Member desired Treatment at the end of life is being honored. By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. To login, visit Working Toward a Statewide POLST Registry in California | POLST (capolst.org) To sign up, simply go to POLST for Healthcare Providers | POLST (capolst.org) CPR Correspondence (PDF) CPR FAQ (PDF) For any questions, please contact Care Directives at (888) 621-4383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - IEHP DualChoice - Model of Care
als who are dual eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the most vulnerable population. This also includes members transitioning from IEHP DualChoice Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan). IEHP has identified the most vulnerable as the following: Age 21-70 Identified as High and Rising Risk Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease AND/OR Diabetes RUB Score of 4 & 5. *RUB is Resource Utilization Band which is a predictor of using acute or costly services. IEHP will identify the most vulnerable members assigned to IPAs IEHP and its IPAs must design care management specific interventions to demonstrate how they support these member's health and wellness goals. Examples of Specially Tailored Services for the Most Vulnerable Population Remote Patient Monitoring Medically Tailored Meals and Other Community Supports Nutrition Education Pharmacy Services (medication reconciliation and other programs) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Telehealth Behavioral Health Services Transportation More frequent care management contact 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, Chrome or MS Internet Explorer You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Clinical Information - Medication Therapy Management
MTM is a term to describe a broad range of services offered by Pharmacists on our health care team. The IEHP Clinical Pharmacy Team reviews the Members’ medicines, making sure they’re taking the right ones for their health conditions. If you are a Provider for IEHP Members who qualify for the MTM Program, you can let them know to look out for a letter from us. They will be enrolled automatically—unless they opt-out. MTM is offered to Members at no additional cost. IEHP's MTM services include these core elements: Medication therapy reviews Medication education Disease management A team of Pharmacists and Doctors developed these MTM services to help provide better prescription drug coverage for our Members. For example, MTM also helps identify possible medication errors. Medicare MTM Program This is a free program under Medicare Part D for IEHP DualChoice Members who have multiple medical conditions, take many prescription drugs, and have high drug costs to assist with better medication management and overall health. IEHP DualChoice Members’ enrollment includes a yearly comprehensive medication review (CMR) and regular targeted medication review (TMR) services throughout the year. MTM services include: Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR) An IEHP Clinical Pharmacist will provide an annual comprehensive review of the IEHP DualChoice Member’s medications over the phone. The Pharmacist will review IEHP DualChoice Member’s medications and make clinical recommendations to IEHP DualChoice Members and Providers. Targeted Medication Review (TMR) The IEHP Clinical Pharmacy Team will also offer TMRs through the year by reviewing issues with the participating IEHP DualChoice Member’s medicines. The team will perform TMRs for all enrolled beneficiaries every three months. The beneficiary may get TMR recommendations by mail and their Primary Care Provider may receive recommendations by fax—if the IEHP Clinical Pharmacy Team deems it necessary. For more information, IEHP DualChoice Members eligible for CMR or TMR services can call 1-877-273-IEHP (4347), 8am-5pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. Click here for a blank personal medication list. Medicare MTM Program services may have limited eligibility criteria. They are available for the following conditions: 1. The IEHP DualChoice Member has a minimum of three (3) disease states: Bone Disease-Arthritis-Osteoporosis Bone Disease-Arthritis-Rheumatoid Arthritis Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) Diabetes Dyslipidemia End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Hypertension Mental Health Chronic/ Disabling Mental Health Conditions Respiratory Disease – Asthma Respiratory Disease – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 2. The IEHP DualChoice Member is prescribed a minimum of five (5) different medications to treat those disease states: ACE-Inhibitors Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) Antidepressants Antihyperlipidemic Antihypertensives Antipsychotics Beta Blockers Bronchodilators Calcium Channel Blockers Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) Diuretics Insulins Oral Hypoglycemics Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Tumor Necrosis Factors (TNFs) Inhaled Corticosteroids Calcimimetic Cardiac Glycoside Colony Stimulating Factors Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Glucocorticosteroids Neprilysin Inhibitor NSAIDs Phosphate Binders Vitamin D Analogs 3. Drug costs of $1,233.75 (one-fourth of $4,935) for the previous three months are likely to be incurred. To learn more about MTM, call IEHP DualChoice (HMO-DSNP) at 1-877-IEHP (4347), 8am-8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347. For answers to frequently asked questions, please download the FAQ document below: MTM FAQs (PDF) For details, contact the IEHP Pharmaceutical Services Department at (909) 890-2049, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. IEHP DualChoice (HMO-D-SNP) [Medicare-Medicaid Plan] is a Health Plan that contracts with both Medicare and Medi-Cal to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. Information on this page is current as of March 2023. H5355_CMC_20_1900233_Accepted
COVID-19 - Coronavirus
symptoms of COVID-19 People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms, including: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches Headache New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea Go to the hospital or seek emergency medical attention right away if you develop severe COVID-19 symptoms, including: Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion Inability to wake or stay awake Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone What to do if you are feeling sick If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider the following actions: Get tested for COVID-19: It is free. IEHP will also pay for members who receive standard COVID-19 testing and doctor-ordered tests, no matter what type of test. Your doctor is required to bill IEHP directly for these tests. Visit your doctor or an urgent care center either in-person or telehealth access within 24 hours of symptoms starting. For IEHP members, if you can’t reach your doctor or if it’s after-hours, you can call IEHP’s 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-244-4347 or 711 for TTY users, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our trained nurses offer medical advice and, if needed, will connect you with a doctor via phone or video chat. Facts about COVID-19 treatments Most COVID-19 treatments are pills that you take at home. COVID-19 medications are free in California. You don’t need to have insurance or be a U.S. citizen. COVID-19 medications work best when started as soon as possible, within the first 5-7 days of symptoms. If you think you may have COVID, don’t wait for symptoms to get worse. COVID-19 medications are safe and effective at stopping COVID-19 illness from getting serious. They can lower the risk of serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 by half or more. COVID-19 medications may help you test negative sooner and may reduce the risk of long COVID symptoms.* COVID-19 medications are recommended for people 12 years and older who have certain health conditions or other common factors that increase risk. A doctor can tell you if you are eligible to receive COVID-19 medications and which type is best for you. COVID-19 medications are effective whether you are vaccinated or not. If you test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms, and meet the following criteria, you should seek treatment: You are 50 years old or older –OR– You are unvaccinated or not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations –OR– You have a health condition or other factors that increase risk. These include obesity, asthma, diabetes, lack of physical activity, smoking, mental health conditions such as depression, being of a racial/ethnic minority, and more. Learn more about medical conditions that increase the risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Click here for more information on mental health and mood conditions. * Early evidence suggests that the COVID-19 medication Paxlovid may decrease the risk of developing long COVID symptoms. These symptoms can last for weeks, months or years after a COVID-19 infection. How to get tested for COVID-19 It’s important to know how and when to test for COVID-19. Testing can give you peace of mind, provide you with information to help you make decisions about your health and help slow the spread of the virus in our community. Where to get tested for COVID-19 Visit our link for more information: https://www.iehp.org/en/members/covid-19?target=covid-19-testing-sites What if you test positive for COVID-19 Self-isolate to avoid spreading the virus to others; click here for tips about isolation and precautions for people with COVID-19 Immediately seek treatment options How to get treatment Contact your doctor’s office Contact your pharmacy Visit a test-to-treat location
Pharmacy Services - IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP)
P DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a Health Plan that contracts with both Medicare and Medi-Cal to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. It is an organization made up of 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. What is the goal of this program? The goal is to improve care by integrating the following healthcare services: Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits Long-term care Behavioral health Home and community-based services (HCBS) such as Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) and Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). Who is eligible for IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP)? People who have both Medicare and Medi-Cal. For a complete list of who is included or excluded, visit Who Qualifies? Plans and Benefits IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) integrates healthcare services to better coordinate care and improve health. How to Enroll To enroll, please call: IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Team at 1-800-741-IEHP (4347), 8am-8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-718-4347, OR Health Care Options (HCO) at 1-844-580-7272, 8am – 5pm (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 (HMO D-SNP) website. You may also call IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) for help at 1-877-273-IEHP (4347), 8am – 8pm (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-718-4347 (4347). Plan Benefits and Cost-Sharing: Find out about plan benefits which are the types of medical care that are covered. Also view information on cost-sharing which is how much you will pay for services or prescription drugs, including monthly plan premium and co-payment. Part D Prescription Drugs: Get information on pharmacy benefits, IEHP network pharmacies, out-of-network coverage, pharmacy transition process, drug utilization management, and prescription mail order. Provider Access Information: Learn about network providers, primary care providers, specialists and how to choose a provider in our network. Read about our quality assurance activities and find out what happens if your doctor leaves our plan. Grievances, Coverage Determination and Appeals Process: Find out what to do if you have a problem or complaint about your medical care or Part D. Helpful Information: View your rights and responsibilities upon disenrollment and as a Member of IEHP. You will also find important forms, such as our Privacy Notice, Plan Transition Process and the section of CMS' website regarding Best Available Evidence. 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. IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a Health Plan that contracts with both Medicare and Medi-Cal to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. Information on this page is current as of April 19, 2023. H5355_CMC_19_1059755 Accepted
Kids and Teens - Kids Health
's brain develops faster than any other time in life, so it is important to support healthy development. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) is an assessment tool that helps parents get a helpful look at the growth and development of their child across 5 developmental areas: communication gross motor fine motor problem solving, and personal-social Once completed, parents are provided activities that promote healthy development. They are also notified of all the milestones the child has reached as well as any milestones they may not be meeting and need extra support on. IEHP offers developmental screening for young children (ages 0-5) living in the Inland Empire. To request developmental screening for your child, email us at email@example.com. See also: By clicking on the links below, you will be leaving the IEHP site. Developmental Milestones Well Baby Visit Schedule Immunization Schedule Well Child Journey (PDF)
Provider Resources - Facility Site Review
th us to offer our members the highest quality care and service they need. Facility Site Reviews are the required standards by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)/Medi-Cal Managed Care Division (MMCD) for all primary care provider (PCP) sites. Below you will find various resources in regards to DHCS information, Physical Accessibility Reviews (PARS), Facility Site Review (FSR), and Medical Record Reviews (MRR) as well as IEHP’s addendum tools for your reference. Facility Site Review Training Index: Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) IEHP Addendum Tools PARS Facility Site Review Medical Record Review Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) 2022 Facility Site Review Standards (FSR) (PDF) 2022 Facility Site Review Tool (FSR) (PDF) 2022 Medical Record Review Standards (MRR) (PDF) 2022 Medical Record Review Tool (MRR) (PDF) APL 22-017 - Facility Site Review and Medical Record Review (PDF) DPL 14-005 - FSR Physical-Accessibility Reviews (PDF) PL 12-006 - Revised FSR Tool (PDF) (Back to Index) IEHP Addendum Tools Att 06 - IEHP Urgent Care Evaluation Tool (PDF) IEHP Interim Review (PDF) (Back to Index) PARS APL with PARS C (PDF) APL with PARS D & CBAS (PDF) PAR-FSR-C_PARS - Survey (PDF) PAR-FSR-D_PARS - Ancillary (PDF) PAR-FSR-E_PARS - CBAS (PDF) (Back to Index) Facility Site Review Menu Click on the following links to jump to that specific section: Facility Site Review Audit Tool Sections Additional Documents Medical Record Review Audit Tool Sections Additional Documents (Back to Index) Access/Safety Facility Site Review Emergency Exit Routes Factsheet (PDF) Evacuation Routes (PDF) Glucometer Log (PDF) Hemocue Log (PDF) Medical Emergency, Earthquake, Fire Protocols (PDF) Emergency Exit Routes Factsheet (PDF) Pre-filled Emergency Medications Dosage Chart (PDF) Sample Oxygen Tank Set (PDF) Workplace Violence (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Adult Preventive Medical Record Review ACES Screening (PDF) Adult Health History (PDF) Adult Sterilization & Special Consent P&P (PDF) Alcohol Resources (PDF) AUDIT-C (PDF) Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) (PDF) Comprehensive Pediatric and Adult Health Assessment Forms (PDF) CRAFFT-2.0 Clinician Interview (PDF) Hepatitis Risk Assessment Tool (PDF) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening Tools (PDF) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings (PDF) PHQ-2 - Sample (PDF) PHQ-9 - Sample (PDF) Social Needs Screening Tool (PDF) TB Risk Assessment Adult (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Clinical Services Facility Site Review Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling (PDF) Clean and Dirty Sign (PDF) Controlled Substance Distribution Log (PDF) Controlled Substance Narcotic Log (PDF) Monthly Expiration Date & Verification Log (PDF) P&P Distribution of Sample Medications (PDF) Patient Distribution Log for Samples (PDF) Plan for Vaccine Protection in Case of Power Outage (PDF) Radiology - Notice to Employees (PDF) Sample Radiology Inspection Report (PDF) Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) Protocol (PDF) Vaccine Storage (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Coordination of Care Medical Record Review Adult Progress Note - Sample (PDF) Missed Appointment Log - Sample (PDF) Pediatric Progress Note - Sample (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Documentation Medical Record Review Adult General Consent to Treat (PDF) Advance Health Care Directive Acknowledgement Form (PDF) CAIR Sharing Request (PDF) General Consent to Treat Minor (PDF) Medical Record Release (PDF) Sample Medication List (PDF) Signature Page - IEHP (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Format Medical Record Review Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practice (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Infection Control Facility Site Review AAP Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings - COVID (PDF) Autoclave Log (PDF) Biohazardous Sign (PDF) Bloodborne Pathogens & Post Exposure Plan - Fillable (PDF) Cleaning Schedule (PDF) Communicable Disease (ISOLATION) Protocol (PDF) Infection Control, Biohazardous Waste and Disposition of Patients with Contagious Disease (PDF) Instrument Transportation Log (PDF) Isolation & Transmissions Based Precautions (PDF) OSHA Employee Injury Report Form (PDF) P&P Autoclave (PDF) P&P Autoclaving Instruments in Peel (PDF) P&P Chemical Disinfection (PDF) P&P Cold Sterilization (PDF) P&P Transport for Reusable Instruments (PDF) Reusable Sharps Container (PDF) Safety Needle Fact Sheet (PDF) Sharps Injury Log Sample (PDF) Transfer Stations and Treatment Facilities (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) OB/CPSP Preventive Medical Record Review CPSP Initial and Trimester Assessment and Care Plan (PDF) CPSP Postpartum Assessment and Care Plan (PDF) Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (PDF) Required Documentation Checklist for OB (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Office Management Facility Site Review Access Standards (PDF) After Hour Script (PDF) CLAS Standards (PDF) Confidentiality Form (PDF) Fax Sheet (PDF) Medical Emergency, Earthquake, Fire Protocols (PDF) Medical Record Release (PDF) Office Hours Sample Form (PDF) On-Call Provider Schedule (PDF) PCP Referral Tracking Log (PDF) Referral Process (PDF) Sample Office Hours (PDF) Wait Time Survey Tool (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Pediatric Preventive Medical Record Review AAP Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings - COVID (PDF) AAP Schedule (PDF) AAP Supplemental Information (PDF) Alcohol Resources (PDF) AUDIT-C (PDF) Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) (PDF) CDC BMI Growth Chart - Boys (PDF) CDC BMI Growth Chart - Girls (PDF) CDC Growth Chart Head Circumference - Boys (PDF) CDC Growth Chart Head Circumference - Girls (PDF) CDC Growth Chart Weight for Age - Boys (PDF) CDC Growth Chart Weight for Age - Girls (PDF) Child Health History - English (PDF) Child Health History - Spanish (PDF) Comprehensive Pediatric and Adult Health Assessment Forms (PDF) CRAFFT-2.0 Clinician Interview (PDF) Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (PDF) General Consent to Treat Minor (PDF) Hepatitis Risk Assessment Tool (PDF) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening Tools (PDF) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings (PDF) Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool (PDF) PEARLS Assessment (PDF) PEARLS Teen Self-Assessment (PDF) PHQ-2 - Sample (PDF) PHQ-A - Sample (PDF) Social Needs Screening Tool (PDF) TB Risk Assessment Pediatrics (PDF) What Do You Eat (8-19 years) - English (PDF) What Do You Eat (8-19 years) - Spanish (PDF) What Does Your Child Eat (Birth - 8 years) - English (PDF) What Does Your Child Eat (Birth - 8 years) - Spanish (PDF) Youth Nutrition and Activity Assessment (8 - 19 years) (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Personnel Facility Site Review Accessibility Obligations of Medical Practices (PDF) Bloodborne Pathogens & Post Exposure Plan - Fillable (PDF) Domestic Violence (PDF) Electronic Resources for Required Employee Training (PDF) Employee File Checklist (PDF) IEHP Cultural and Linguistics Training (PDF) IEHP Evidence of Staff Training (PDF) IEHP Grievance Resolution Process - English (PDF) IEHP Grievance Resolution Process - Spanish (PDF) IEHP P&P Child Abuse Reporting (PDF) IEHP P&P Elder or Adult Abuse Reporting (PDF) IEHP P&P Sensitive Services-Access Standards (PDF) Medical Assistant Letter of Competency - Fillable (PDF) Medical Assistant Venipuncture Form (PDF) Medication Administration Procedures (PDF) Mid-level Supervision of Medical Assistant (PDF) Notice to Consumer PA Sign - English (PDF) Notice to Consumer PA Sign - Spanish (PDF) Notice to Consumer Sign - English (PDF) Notice to Consumer Sign - Spanish (PDF) SB697 Practice Agreement (PDF) SOC 341 (PDF) Standardized Procedures for Nurse Practitioner (PDF) Suspected Child Abuse Report (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Preventive Services Facility Site Review Pure Tone Audiometer (PDF) Visual Acuity Screen Tips (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Additional Documents Facility Site Review IEHP Phone List (PDF) (Back to FSR Menu) Additional Documents Medical Record Review Online Resources for Medical Record Review (PDF) (Back to FSR 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 - Community Supports
offer in place of services or settings covered under the Medicaid State Plan. These services should be medically appropriate and cost-effective alternatives. Beginning January 1, 2022, IEHP began offering 11 DHCS Preapproved Community Supports services. Effective July 1, 2023, 3 additional services were added. Please click on the service for additional details. Asthma Remediation Community Transition Services/Nursing Facility Transition to a Home Home Modifications Housing Deposits Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services Housing Transition Navigation Services Medically Supportive Food/Meals/Medically Tailored Meals Nursing Facility Transition/Diversion to Assisted Living Facilities, such as Residential Care Recuperative Care (Medical Respite) Short-Term Post-Hospitalization Housing Sobering Centers (Riverside County) Day Habilitation Personal Care and Homemaker Services Respite Services Community Supports FAQs (PDF) Please return the completed Community Supports Service Provider Assessment (PDF) via email to DGCommunitySupportTeam@iehp.org 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 - Non-Contracted Provider Resources
s for Contracted and Non-Contracted Providers Emergency and Post-Stabilization Care for IEHP Members IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care Training for Non-Contracted Providers Provider Referral Outside of the IEHP Network Provider Dispute Resolution Process for Contracted and Non-Contracted Providers Definition of a Provider Dispute A provider dispute is a written notice from the provider to Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) that: Challenges, appeals, or appeals, or requests reconsideration of a claim (including a bundled group of similar claims) that has been denied, adjusted, or contested Challenges a request for reimbursement for an overpayment of a claim Seeks resolution of a billing determination or other contractual dispute What is not Considered to be a Provider Dispute Claims denied for missing or additional documentation requirements such as consent forms, invoices, Explanation of Benefits from primary carrier, or itemized bills are not considered Provider Disputes Corrected Claims Pre-Service Authorization Denials Provider Dispute Time Frame IEHP accepts disputes from providers if they are submitted within 365 days of receipt of IEHPs decision (for example, IEHPs Remittance Advice (RA) indicating a claim was denied or adjusted). Submission of Provider Disputes When submitting a provider dispute, a provider should use a Provider Dispute Resolution Request form. If the dispute is for multiple, substantially similar claims, complete the spreadsheet on page 2 of the Provider Dispute Resolution Request Form All Provider Disputes and supporting information must be submitted to: IEHP Claims Appeal Resolution Unit PO BOX 4319 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-4349 Acknowledgement of Provider Dispute IEHP acknowledges receipt of each provider dispute, regardless of whether the dispute is complete, within 15 business days of receipt. Resolution Timeframe IEHP resolves each provider dispute within 45 business days following receipt of the dispute, and provides the provider with a written determination stating the reasons for determination. PDR Determination Resulting in Additional Payment If IEHP determines to pay additional monies based on information originally provided and/or available at the time the claim was first presented to IEHP for adjudication, or a result of a processing error IEHP will automatically include the appropriate interest amount if payment is not issued within required regulatory timeframes. Non-Contracted Provider Disputes Resolution Process for IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) A non-contracted provider, on his or her own behalf, is permitted to file a standard appeal for a denied claim only if the non-contracted provider completes a waiver of liability statement, which provides that the non-contracted provider will not bill IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Plan Members. Who to Call with Questions on IEHPs PDR Process Contracted providers may visit our online secure provider portal at www.iehp.org for more information. Providers may also call the IEHP Provider Call Center at (909) 890-2054 or (866) 223-4347 Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5pm PST. (Back to Non-Contracted Providers Menu) Emergency and Post-Stabilization Care for IEHP Members Triage and Advice Systems IEHP provides Members triage, screening, and advice services by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Nurse Advice Line (NAL). By calling the NAL, Members receive assistance with access to urgent or emergency services from an on-call physician, or licensed triage personnel. IEHP Members can reach this 24/7 Nurse Advice Line at (888)-244-IEHP (4347) or 711 (TTY). Post-Stabilization Care IEHP requires contracted and non-contracted hospitals to obtain prior authorization for post-stabilization care for Members (patients). IEHP requests the patient’s diagnosis as indicated by the treating physician or surgeon and any other information reasonably necessary for the Plan to decide on whether to authorize post-stabilization care or to assume management of the patient’s care by prompt transfer to another facility. The hospital should request prior authorization from IEHP’s Utilization Management (UM) Department by: Phone at (866) 649-6327; or Fax at (909) 477-8553 to send clinical notes for medical necessity review. IEHP makes every effort to respond to requests for necessary post-stabilization care within thirty (30) minutes of receipt. The services are considered approved if IEHP does not respond within this timeframe. All subsequent hospital day are subject to review for medical necessity. IEHP will inform the provider of the Plan’s decision and will coordinate the transfer of the Member if IEHP denies the request for authorization of post-stabilization care and elects to transfer the Member to another health care provider. Non-Emergency Services If a Member presents at the emergency department for non-emergency services, please refer the Member to their IEHP Member Handbook, section 3 (How to Get Care), which outlines the process for obtaining a referral. Claims Reimbursement Complete facility claims for authorized health care services must be sent to: Inland Empire Health Plan Attn: Claims Department – IEHP Direct PO BOX 4349 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-4349 Complete professional claims for authorized health care services must be sent to: For IEHP-Direct Members, please send to address above. For IEHP Members assigned to an IPA, please click for here for more information on how to send to the appropriate IPA. Billing IEHP Members Providers under the Medi-Cal program must not submit claims to, demand or otherwise collect reimbursement from a Medi-Cal beneficiary, or from other persons on behalf of the beneficiary, for any service included in the Medi-Cal program’s scope of benefits in addition to a claim submitted to the Medi-Cal program for that service. (Back to Non-Contracted Providers Menu) IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care Training for Non-Contracted Providers The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) requirement that out-of-network providers routinely seen by IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Members, receive training on IEHPs Model of Care for our D-SNP Members: 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, Chrome or MS Internet Explorer 2023 IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care eAOR 2023 IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Model of Care Non-Contracted Provider AOR (PDF) Report an Issue To report any issues with this system or process or for any questions, please send an email to DGHospitalRelationsServiceTeam@iehp.org (Back to Non-Contracted Providers Menu) Provider Referral Outside of the IEHP Network In cases where an out-of-network provider that has been approved to provide service(s) to an IEHP Member and needs to refer said IEHP Member to another out-of-network provider, the approved out-of-network provider must first contact the Member’s IPA to request the referral. The Member’s IPA will review the request for referral and provide a decision within regulatory timeframes. The Member’s IPA will approve the request if it is deemed medically necessary and if IEHP or the IPA does not have an appropriate alternative provider available within its network. If you have any questions or if you would like to request a referral, please reach out to the Member’s IPA. (Back to Non-Contracted Providers 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.