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Plan Updates - Updates
l Notes for DY 2 to 8 (PDF) Core Quality Withhold Technical Notes for DY 2 to 10 (PDF) Riverside University Health System - Health Advisory Public Health Advisory - Respiratory Viruses (PDF) A Message From IEHP Medical Director, Dr. Takashi Wada The 2022-2023 influenza season continues to coincide with circulation of COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2). As of August 2022, approximately 94.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported in the United States. Influenza vaccination remains an important tool for the prevention of potentially severe respiratory illness, which helps decrease the stress on the U.S. health care system. IEHP DualChoice members who are 18 years of age or older may obtain flu vaccines through the IEHP Pharmacy Vaccine Network. Vaccine Notice: Access to Pharmacy Vaccine Network (PDF) Mpox Vaccination Locations San Bernardino County: Monkeypox (mpox) – Department of Public Health Riverside County: Mpox Vaccine Locations – Riverside University Health System Please advise members to call before going in for a vaccination as some locations are only available with appointments. Members may make appointments for the JYNNEOS vaccine at https://myturn.ca.gov/. Mpox Testing As of December 8, 2022, no commercial testing is available for the diagnosis of Mpox. Providers may contact CDC in the diagnosis, management of patients with suspected Mpox, and for any additional information regarding Mpox connect with the CDC Emergency Operations Center. Phone: 1-770-488-7100, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST After Hours Phone: 1-404-639-2888 Treatment Mpox patients usually recover fully within 2-4 weeks without the need for medical treatment. While there are no treatments specifically for Mpox, the virus that causes Mpox is similar to the smallpox virus and therefore antiviral drugs developed to protect against smallpox may be used. The antiviral drug, tecovirimat (TPOXX), has been approved by the FDA to treat smallpox in adults and children. If you prescribe tecovirimat to treat members with Mpox the member must sign a consent form stating tecovirimat is an investigational drug that has not yet been approved by the FDA for treatment of Mpox. More information about tecovirimat visit https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/if-sick/treatment.html. Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2022-2023 Season (CDC Recommendations) What’s New for 2022-2023 By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. The composition of flu vaccines has been updated. For the 2022-2023 flu season, there are three flu vaccines that are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older. These are Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine. The recommended timing of vaccination is similar to last season. For most people who need only one dose for the season, September and October are generally good times to get vaccinated. Vaccination in July and August is not recommended for most adults but can be considered for some groups. While ideally it’s recommended to get vaccinated by the end of October, it’s important to know that vaccination after October can still provide protection during the peak of flu season. The age indication for the cell culture-based inactivated flu vaccine, Flucelvax Quadrivalent (ccIIV4), changed from 2 years and older to 6 months and older. Pre-filled Afluria Quadrivalent flu shots for children are not expected to be available this season. However, children can receive this vaccine from a multidose vial at the recommended dose. Preventive Services Immunizations By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. CDC ACIP Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html CDC ACIP Immunization Schedule for Children: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html CDC ACIP Immunization Schedule for Adults: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html USPSTF Task Force's Immunization Recommendations: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/BrowseRec/Search?s=immunization California Immunization Registry Portal (CAIR): https://cair.cdph.ca.gov/CAPRD/portalInfoManager.do Immunization Timing 2022 (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Plan Updates - Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI)
d Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSN) from all Medicare cards to address the risk of Medicare beneficiary medical identity theft. CMS will mail out new Medicare Cards to Medicare Beneficiaries starting April 2018 through April 2019. By clicking on the CMS web links below, you will be leaving the IEHP website. For more information regarding the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home.html. For an overview of the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/new-medicare-card/nmc-home. New Medicare card resources: New Medicare Card: Information for Partners & Stakeholders (PPT) You're getting a new Medicare card! (PDF) New Card! New Number! (PDF) "10 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card" (PDF) Your New Medicare Card: Information for People with Medicare (PPT) For additional resources regarding the new Medicare cards, please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/Partners-and-Employers.html. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Plan Updates - Regulatory Updates
reventable Conditions. Visit Reporting of Provider Preventable Conditions for DHCS instructions for online reporting. By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) In the event any Medicare recipient has been in a status of outpatient observation for greater than 24 hours, Acute Hospitals are required to provide Medicare Members with a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON). Medicare recipients must receive the MOON within 36 hours of admission to observation level of care. Please refer to the following website for further details on MOON requirements at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/22/2016-18476/medicare-program-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-system-for-acute-care-hospitals-etc. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Document Catalog: MOON FAQs (PDF) MOON Instruction Summary (PDF) CMS Manual System 10611_Pub 100-04 Medicare Claims Processing MOON Instructions (PDF) MOON Forms MOON English (PDF) MOON Spanish (PDF) MOON Correspondence (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
MediCal - Academic Detailing
treach program for our providers and pharmacies. We perform phone and one-on-one outreaches with physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacy staff. Our goal is to transform the prescriber and pharmacy practice and enhance the provider, pharmacist and member experience. Clinical Drug Education Clinical Drug Education provides materials that focus on a specific drug, drug class, and/or disease state. These materials contain pharmacological and clinical practice information to assist providers and pharmacies in their practice. As new drug information is available, it is important to stay up to date on clinical research findings to assist with member care and medication-use decisions. Practice Development Practice development education provides materials that focus on enhancing provider and member experience. The materials contain guidance on Formulary Utilization and PA submissions as well as insights regarding electronic prescribing and electronic health records. It is our commitment to provider practice optimization tools and resources to enhance member care. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Click here to download a free copy by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Biosimilars A growing trend in healthcare is the use of biosimilar drugs. The following information will assist you and your practice on prescribing biosimilars. What is a Biosimilar? (PDF) Biosimilars: Are They the Same Quality? (PDF) Biological Product Definitions (PDF) Prescribing Biosimilar Products (PDF) Prescribing Interchangeable Products (PDF) Opioid and Chronic Pain Management In collaboration with Riverside University Health System (RUHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), IEHP would like to provide the following information to assist you and your practice on prescribing opioids for chronic pain management. CURES CURES FAQ (PDF) CURES 2.0 User Guide (PDF) CURES tips and tricks (PDF) Naloxone Naxolone Drug facts (PDF) Naxolone instructions for use (PDF) First Responder Naxolone administration fact sheet (PDF) Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) FAQ (PDF) CDC Guideline Infographic (PDF) CDC Guidelines Factsheet (PDF) TurnTheTide Pocket Guide for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (PDF) CDC Guideline at a Glance Opioid Tapering Clinical Pocket Guide to Tapering (PDF) Tapering Resource-AAFP (PDF) Opioid Tapering Resource pack (PDF) Pharmacy Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Abuse (PDF) Urine Drug Testing CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain UDT for monitoring opioid therapy-AAFP (PDF) X-Waiver X-Waiver resources Removal of DATA Waiver (X-Waiver) Requirement https://www.samhsa.gov/medications-substance-use-disorders/removal-data-waiver-requirement All prescriptions for buprenorphine will now only require a standard DEA registration number. For additional information on the removal of the DATA-Waiver requirement, see the Removal of DATA Waiver (X-Waiver) Requirement. Practice Optimization Electronic Prescribing (e-Rx) Electronic prescribing is a growing standard in the healthcare industry. Most electronic health record systems offer electronic prescription capabilities. The information below will provide insight to the practice of e-prescribing. Benefits of e-Rx brochure (PDF) Formulary Utilization The IEHP Formulary offers a variety of drugs based on safety and efficacy for any condition. The information below will help you find out how to access and interpret the formulary Medicare FAQ (PDF) The process of submitting a prior authorization may be cumbersome for your practice. The information below will help you understand this process and assist with receiving a proper decision in a timely manner. For any questions regarding Pharmacy Academic Detailing Training please contact: PharmacyAcademicDetailing@iehp.org You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Click here to download a free copy by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the IEHP website. Information on this page is current as of January 1. 2022
MediCal - 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.
MediCal - Tobacco Cessation Services
acco Cessation Services Provider Education Resources Smoking Cessation Resources - Help your patients quit Tobacco The CDC's Brief Tobacco Intervention ASK In a caring manner, at each visit, ...if your patients use tobacco If they do not, congratulate them If they do, proceed to next step ADVISE Patients who use tobacco to consider quitting. Tobacco products can lead to health problems such as... Heart and Lung Disease Diabetes Stroke Ongoing infections and colds Cancer People exposed to secondhand smoke can also experience these health problems REFER If the patient is interested in quitting, connect them to KICK IT CA and any other local resource (below) Prescribe medications (if appropriate) Congratulate your patient on the decision to quit If patient is not ready to quit, user personalized motivational messages to encourage quitting. Let them know you are here when they are ready. Kick it CA How it works: Patient will receive services from a Coach that has undergone rigorous training & apprenticeships, participates in weekly monitoring and case reviews, and attend continuing education courses on cultural competency. To enroll, patients can call, chat, or complete an online web form. The patient will then receive a Kick-Off call to collect their basic information and find out what they are trying to quit. Right after kick-off, coaching begins. The patient will receive clinically sound motivational interviewing. The coach will help patient put together a quit plan and set a quit date. The patient will then receive check-ins at times they are most susceptible to relapse. The coach will see if their quit-plan is working and help them modify as needed. Phone Number: English - 1 (800) 300-8086 Spanish - 1 (800) 600-8191 Website: KICKITCA.ORG Text: For English: Text "Quit Smoking" or "Quit Vaping" to 66819 For Spanish: Mande "Dejar de Fumar" o "No Vapear" to 66819 Other Smoking Cessation Resources: Link to Resources on Member page: https://iehp.org/en/members/healthy-living?target=smoking-cessation Resources in the Inland Empire: Connect IE Information and Training for Providers: http://www.CAquits.com https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ Local Tobacco Control Projects: Tobacco Free San Bernardino County: https://healthcollaborative.org/SBCTobaccoControl/ Tobacco Free Riverside County: https://www.rivcotcp.org/ (Back to Tobacco Cessation Services Menu) Tobacco Cessation Services By clicking on these links, you may be leaving the IEHP website. Training: Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Services for Medi-Cal Members (PDF) The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's (SCLC): Recordings Available for CME/CE Credit Kick it CA Education, Training and Technical Assistance: https://kickitca.org/health-professionals 5 Major Steps to Intervention: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/5steps.html Tobacco Cessation CPT Codes for Identification ACA Facts Sheets and Resources (American Lung Association): https://www.lung.org/policy-advocacy/healthcare-lung-disease/healthcare-policy/affordable-care-act-tobacco Helpline: https://kickitca.org/ (also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese) https://kickitca.org/health-professionals https://kickitca.myshopify.com/collections/all Continuing Medical Education California courses offered through UC Schools of Medicine: https://cmecalifornia.com/Education.aspx Tip: Use key word in search: Tobacco Cessation Centers for Disease Control Coverage for Tobacco Use Cessation Treatments: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/coverage/ Patients Not Ready to Make a Quit Attempt Now (The “5 R’s”): http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/5rs.pdf Smokefree.gov: https://smokefree.gov/help-others-quit/health-professionals University of California San Francisco’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s Tools and Resources: https://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/ USPSTF-Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/index.php/recommendation/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions USPSTF-Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-and-nicotine-use-prevention-in-children-and-adolescents-primary-care-interventions (Back to Tobacco Cessation Services Menu) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
MediCal - 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
MediCal - 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.
Inscríbase en IEHP DualChoice
Medi-Cal y Medicare, es posible que sea elegible para inscribirse en el plan IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP). Nuestro plan IEHP DualChoice lo ayuda a obtener la atención que necesita para lograr su mejor salud posible. Obtenga beneficios cubiertos por $0 incluyendo: Citas médicas como chequeos de rutina y citas por enfermedad Recetas médicas de la lista de medicamentos cubiertos de IEHP DualChoice Atención en el hospital como servicios de urgencia y sala de emergencias, que son actualmente elegibles para Medi-Cal Atención de especialistas ADEMÁS, beneficios adicionales como: Cuidado de la vista: Límite de $350 cada dos años para lentes de contacto y anteojos (armazón y lentes) Asignación de $40 para servicios cubiertos. Debe calificar para este beneficio. ¿Quién es elegible para IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP)? IEHP DualChoice es para personas que tienen Medicare (Parte A y B) y Medi-Cal. La siguiente información explica quién califica para IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP). Población incluida: Con inscripción obligatoria para beneficios de Medi-Cal, incluyendo beneficios de servicios y apoyo de largo plazo (Long-Term Services and Supports, LTSS) y beneficios de Medicare. Usted es elegible para nuestro Plan siempre y cuando: viva en nuestra área de servicio (no se considera que las personas encarceladas viven en el área de servicio geográfica incluso si estan físicamente en ella); sea mayor de 21 años en el momento de la inscripción; tenga Medicare Parte A y Medicare Parte B; sea actualmente elegible para Medi-Cal; sea beneficiario dual elegible para todos los beneficios y se inscriba en IEHP DualChoice para sus beneficios de Medicare y en Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) para sus beneficios de Medi-Cal. Esto se conoce como “inscripción exclusivamente alineada”; y sea ciudadano de los Estados Unidos o esté de manera legal en los Estados Unidos. Para inscribirse, llame al Equipo de Medicare de IEHP DualChoice al 1-800-741-IEHP (4347), 8am – 8pm, los 7 días de la semana, incluyendo los feriados. Los usuarios de TTY deben llamar al 1-800-718-4347. Formulario de inscripción en IEHP DualChoice IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) es un Plan HMO con un contrato con Medicare. La inscripción en IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) depende de la renovación del contrato. La información en esta página está vigente desde el 01 de octubre de 2022. H8894_DSNP_23_3241532_M Pending Accepted
Plan Updates - Newsletters
Provider Staff Newsletter; keep you in the know about our newest programs, incentive opportunities, study results, and more. Volume 34 - Summer 2022 (PDF) Volume 33 - Fall 2021 (PDF) Volume 32 - Spring 2021 (PDF) Volume 31 - Fall 2020 (PDF) Volume 30 - Fall 2019 (PDF) Volume 34 - Winter 2022 (PDF) Volume 33 - Spring 2021 (PDF) Volume 32 - Winter 2021 (PDF) Volume 30 - Winter 2020 (PDF) Volume 29 - Spring 2019 (PDF) Volume 28 - Winter 2018 (PDF) Volume 27 - Summer 2018 (PDF) To access past Newsletters, please contact the Provider Relations Team at (909) 890-2054. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
Member Testimonials - Our Members
group of students from the Inland Empire. More than 30 recipient students grew up in the Inland Empire and more than 50% are first generation medical students and grew up in low-income households. Through the scholarship fund, aspiring healthcare professionals will be guided through the system and connected to the health plan’s provider network. This allows students to pursue successful careers in healthcare immediately after graduation to help support the region’s growing population. Loma Linda University School of Medicine Inland Empire Medical Community Service Awardees Class of 2022 Ye Jin Jeon Ye Jin's Why: “I applied for the Inland Empire Medical Community Service Award because the goal and priority to expand access to care and healthcare provider options for the Southern California region aligns with my calling. As a child growing up in the San Bernardino County, I saw the economic disproportion within my own neighborhood, and this compelled me…God has led me pursue my medical career” Class of 2024 Edwin Choque Edwin's Why: “Simply put, my heart lies in the Inland Empire. This community of individuals have fostered me and loved me since I was a child and all I can hope is to pay that love and care forward. . . . My dream is to be on the front lines as a representative for these individuals who frequently become marginalized…” University of California, Riverside Dean's Mission Recipients Four Year Award Elizabeth Celaya-Ojeda Elizabeth's Why: “I want to work particularly with the underserved in this area because I truly believe that being a physician is a privilege and with that there is a responsibility to be an advocate for those who are facing health disparities. I am particularly interested in providing care to underserved Native American and Hispanic communities. Not many healthcare providers are aware of the disparities these two communities face and I want to be an advocate for them, especially in the Inland Empire.” Alfonso Parocua Alfonso's Why: “Growing up, my family lacked meaningful access to healthcare and relied on a local free clinic as our only means of interacting with a physician. Through my personal experience with the free clinic, I developed a passion for service to the underserved communities who lack meaningful access to basic healthcare amenities due to low socioeconomic status. I sought opportunities that would allow me to pay my gratitude forward by becoming part of the solution to healthcare disparities in Inland Southern California. Through my volunteer efforts in free clinics and other community involvement programs, I witnessed the passion and dedication that health care providers and volunteers in the area have towards the underserved community. This realization deepened my connection to Inland Southern California because I was reminded so much of the health care professionals that helped my family when they couldn't help themselves.” Two Year Award Cesar Fortuna Cesar's Why: “A San Bernardino native, I have had the opportunity to volunteer in my community as a Spanish language translator for free clinics. Most patients I have spoken with fell into the category of uninsured, underinsured, or undocumented. It became clear the extent of need in this region when I would translate to the providers that this was the first-time dozens of our patients had ever seen a medical professional; however, this wasn’t uncommon. To these patients and their stories, I thank them because they inspire me to pursue Emergency Medicine where I can become a valuable player in providing care, providing resources, or providing comfort.” Lavinia Mitroi Lavinia's Why: “My goal of pursuing a career at the intersection of medicine and public health is driven by a desire to put patients and communities at the center of our health care system in the U.S. This desire was sparked most poignantly by my own experiences as an IEHP patient growing up in the Inland Empire. As I prepare for a future career as a pediatrician in this region, I hope to serve as an advocate for children and families, providing direct health services but also creating systems change.” Armando Navarro Armando's Why: “The earliest memory of my grandfather is him telling me, “Mijo, tienes que aprender Español para ayudar tu comunidad, you have to learn how to speak Spanish to help your community”. These words were often repeated to me by my grandfather who lamented the fact that he only spoke Spanish. I witnessed the health disparities affecting my community; doctors who did not speak Spanish, parents who could not afford a trip to the doctors’ office, and a healthcare system that was not inclusive of my community’s culture. I have a duty to give back to a school, a community, that has given me so much.” Christ Ordookhanian Christ's Why: “I see the medical profession through the lens of an individual who had lived through challenging times and witnessed how one individual provider can make such and impact when their heart is in the right place. My dedication to our underserved community stems from that of a lifelong mission I have set for myself which is to ensure I give back to a community that I am deeply associated with, they are my founding roots in the United States, and I vow to be at the forefront of the next generation of physicians that care and give the underserved hope.” University of California, Riverside Dean's Mission Recipients Daphne Du Daphne's Why: “I spent most of my life in underprivileged areas and saw firsthand how difficult healthcare access could be through inadequate financial resources, transportation, or translation services. Thanks to this investment in my studies, there is less stress in my life. I can focus on my studies and eventually give back to the community by becoming a physician who will advocate for patients without meaningful access to health care.” Judith Gonzales Judith's Why: “As a first-generation college student, there have always been many barriers in my path to higher education. I am the eldest daughter of an immigrant family, and it is truly an honor to be able to reach this point in my education and in my career, and to give back to my parents who have sacrificed so much for me and my sisters. Growing up in an underserved community showed me the long-lasting impacts of health inequities and strengthened my resolve to pursue a career in medicine. Working in the Inland Empire, I hope to not only address, but actively work towards combating the health inequity present in our communities.” Jordan Hough Jordan's Why: “Despite disadvantages encountered when living in a low-income community, I am grateful for the privilege I had in meeting physicians dedicated to their practice and willing to share that love through mentorship. These individuals have served as exemplary medical professionals and have encouraged me to follow in their footsteps. As a future physician, I aspire to empathetically care for patients by allowing my past experiences to enhance my understanding of their needs. I also plan to incorporate teaching into patient care by presenting opportunities for students to shadow and be mentored for a career in medicine.” Diana Martinez Diana's Why: “I am the daughter of Mexican Immigrants and grew up in Compton, California where I unfortunately was quickly desensitized to violence and was able to tell the difference between a firework and a gun shot. My mother had to travel a significant distance to ensure we had adequate healthcare. Despite these conditions, my parents always stressed education and did their best to give me what I needed. These life circumstances ignited my passion to serve those in disadvantaged communities, which I interacted with throughout my educational career. The Inland Empire Health Program Scholarship means I can achieve my dream –by practicing medicine in a community that deserves adequate, equitable, and accessible healthcare. I will serve as a bilingual physician in the Inland Empire that can serve families like my own and many more.”
MediCal - 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.
MediCal - IPA
p 1668 S. Garfield 2nd Fl. Alhambra, CA 91801 (877) 282-8272 (626) 943-6329 Dignity Health Medical Network - Inland Empire 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 851-2026 (916) 851-7642 LaSalle Medical Associates 1855 W. Redlands Blvd. 2nd Floor, Redlands, CA 92373 (888) 554-4562 (626) 943-6369 Optum Care Network - Inland Faculty MG 1860 Colorado Blvd. Ste 200, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (800) 371-7547 (323) 257-7329 Physicians Health Network P.O. Box 11429, San Bernardino, CA 92423 (909) 300-5030 (909) 332-5555 Horizon Valley Medical Group 18564 US Highway 18 Ste 105, Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 813-6950 (760) 813-6947 DualChoice CalMediConnect CPN - Horizon Valley Medical Group 18564 US Highway 18 Ste. 105, Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 242-7777 (760) 242-0487 Dignity Health Medical Network - Inland Empire 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 851-2026 (916) 851-7642 EPIC Health Plan 1615 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 799-1818 (909) 786-0816 Alliance Desert Physicians, Inc. Beaver Medical Group Chaffey Medical Group FENIX Medical Group Pinnacle Medical Group Redlands - Yucaipa Medical Group TriValley Medical Group Heritage Provider Network 8510 Balboa Blvd. Ste 275, Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 654-3461 Desert Oasis Healthcare 275 N El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 320-8814 Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group 12370 Hesperia Rd., Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 245-4747 Regal Medical Group 621 E Carnegie Dr. Ste 140, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (818) 654-3400 PrimeCare, part of Optum Care 3990 Concourse St., Ontario, CA 91764 (909) 605-8000 Optum Care Network - Citrus Valley 9130 Anaheim Place Ste 130, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 466-8000 (909) 484-6825 Optum Care Network - Corona 2275 Sampson Ave. Ste 111, Corona, CA 92879 (951) 371-8440 (951) 371-3910 Optum Care Network - Hemet Valley 41391 Kalmia St. Ste 310, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-0762 (951) 698-5194 Optum Care Network - Inland Valley 9130 Anaheim Pl. Ste 130, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 466-8000 (909) 484-6825 Optum Care Network - Moreno Valley 1467 Ford St. Ste 103, Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 798-7766 (909) 792-8627 Optum Care Network - Redlands 1520 Barton Rd., Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 798-7766 (909) 792-8627 Optum Care Network - Riverside 2275 Sampson Ave. Ste 111, Corona, CA 92879 (951) 371-8440 (951) 371-3910 Optum Care Network - San Bernardino 1467 Ford St. Ste 103, Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 798-7766 (909) 792-8627 Optum Care Network - Sun City 41391 Kalmia St. Ste 310, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-0762 (951) 698-5194 Optum Care Network - Southwestern Valleys 41391 Kalmia St. Ste 310, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-0762 (951) 698-5194 Optum Care Network - Valley Physicians 24630 Washington Ave. Ste 203, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 704-1900 (877) 397-7682 Riverside Medical Clinic 3660 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92506
MediCal - Hospitals
CA 92324 (909) 580-1000 (909) 580-6308 Barstow Community Hospital 820 E Mountain View Barstow, CA 92311 (760) 256-1761 (760) 957-3397 Bear Valley Community Healthcare District 41870 Garstin Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (909) 866-6501 (909) 878-8282 Chino Valley Medical Center 5451 Walnut Ave. Chino, CA 91710 (909) 464-8600 (909) 464-8882 Colorado River Medical Center 1401 Baily Ave. Needles, Ca. 92363 (909) 326-7100 (909) 326-7292 Community Hospital of San Bernardino 1805 Medical Center Dr #201 San Bernardino, CA 92411 (909) 887-6333 (909) 806-1044 Corona Regional Medical Center 800 S Main St. Corona, CA 92882 (951) 737-4343 (951) 736-6310 Desert Regional Medical Center 1150 N Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 323-6511 (760) 323-6330 Desert Valley Hospital 16850 Bear Valley Rd. Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 241-8000 (760) 951-2034 Eisenhower Medical Center 39800 Bob Hope Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (760) 340-3911 (760) 773-1532 Hemet Global Medical Center 1117 E Devonshire Ave. Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 652-2811 (951) 765-4745 Hi-Desert Medical Center 6601 White Feather Rd. Joshua Tree, CA 92252 (760) 366-3711 (760) 365-9309 Inland Valley Regional Medical Center 36485 Inland Valley Dr., Wildomar, CA 92595 (951) 677-1111 (951) 698-7721 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital 47111 Monroe St. Indio, CA 92201 (760) 347-6191 (760) 775-8014 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital 11234 Anderson St. Loma Linda, CA 92354 (909) 558-8000 (909) 558-3278 Loma Linda University Medical Center 11234 Anderson St. Loma Linda, CA 92354 (909) 651-1702 (909) 478-3202 Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta 28062 Baxter Rd. Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 290-4000 (951) 290-4092 Menifee Global Medical Center 28400 McCall Blvd. Sun City, CA 92585 (951) 679-8888 (951) 766-6470 Montclair Hospital Medical Center 5000 San Bernardino St. Montclair, CA 91763 (909) 625-5411 (909) 626-4777 Mountains Community Hospital 29101 Hospital Rd. Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 (909) 336-3651 (909) 336-4730 Palo Verde Hospital 250 N 1st St. Blythe, Ca 92225 (760) 922-4115 (760) 921-5263 Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center 3865 Jackson St. Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 688-2211 (951) 352-5363 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 1798 N. Garey Ave. Pomona, CA 91767 (909) 865-9500 (909) 865-2104 Rancho Springs Medical Center 25500 Medical Center Dr. Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 696-6000 (619) 627-5949 Redlands Community Hospital 350 Terracina Blvd. Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 335-5500 (909) 335-6497 Riverside Community Hospital 4445 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 788-3000 (951) 788-3201 Riverside University Health Care System 26520 Cactus Ave. Moreno Valley, CA 92555 (951) 486-4000 (951) 486-4475 San Antonio Regional Hospital 999 San Bernardino Rd. Upland, CA 91786 (909) 985-2811 (909) 920-6357 San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital 600 N Highland Springs Ave., Banning, CA 92220 (951) 845-1121 (951) 845-2836 St. Bernardine Medical Center 2101 N Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404 (909) 883-8711 (909) 881-4337 St. Mary Medical Center 18300 US Highway 18 Apple Valley, CA 92307-2206 (760) 242-2311 (760) 946-8714 Temecula Valley Hospital 31700 Temecula Pkwy Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 331-2200 (951) 331-2211 Victor Valley Global Medical Center 15248 Eleventh St. Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 245-8691 (760) 245-6996
MediCal - Behavioral Health
l Health Forms Behavioral Health As a local Health Plan, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is committed to improving behavioral health services for our Members by developing direct relationships with select clinicians. IEHP now has over 1,000,000 Members. Behavioral Health Clinicians are viewed as "Specialists" that are partners in improving the health status of our Members. IEHP Behavioral Health is an integrated essential partner with primary medical care. IEHP’s Direct Behavioral Health Program will offer our Behavioral Health Specialists: Streamlined Authorization & Claims Submission - via our fast and secure website. Competitive Reimbursement Rates - based on current Medicare rates. Speedy Payments - our track record is payment in less than 3 weeks (in most cases). Personal, Friendly Service - to ensure a successful and long-lasting working relationship. IEHP is committed to develop direct partnerships with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, LCSW's, LMFT's, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and most recently, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) who have met the couples and family qualifications. LPCCs without this qualification will not be considered eligible to join IEHP's Behavioral Health Network. For any questions or concerns, please email Contract@iehp.org. Requirements for this certification can be found here: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/publications/lpcc_couple-fam_courses.pdf In compliance with APL 17-019 (a DHCS regulation), IEHP now requires Behavioral Health Providers to begin the process of enrolling with Medi-Cal prior to contracting with IEHP. To ensure timely processing of your application, IEHP will accept your application to contract upon receipt of verification of Medi-Cal enrollment submission. Prospective Providers: QASP PLEASE NOTE, IEHP is now accepting new QASP Providers in all services areas. Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Provider Letter and Application (PDF) Why You Should Contract with IEHP Directly for Behavioral Health (PDF) How IEHP Keeps You Informed and Drive Business to Your Practice (PDF) Medi-Cal Number (Physicians should be enrolled in the State's Medi-Cal Program) Existing Providers: Contracts Maintenance Request Form (PDF) W-9 Form (PDF) (Remittance advice address change) Medi-Cal Number (Physicians should be enrolled in the State's Medi-Cal Program) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What is IEHP? How do I contract with IEHP? What are IEHP's compensation rates? What are IEHP’s minimum requirements to be considered for your BH Network? What if I have additional information about my practice, specialties or experience that is not covered on the survey; where can I send this information? When will I hear back from IEHP after I send my contract in? What services does IEHP offer online? What are the benefits and limitations for Medicare DualChoice Members? I am a Behavioral Health Treatment Provider for one or more of the following services, how do I contract with IEHP? (Services for Individuals (0-21) with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, or Specialized Behavioral needs; utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Modification treatment modalities) What is IEHP? IEHP stands for Inland Empire Health Plan. IEHP is a not-for-profit health plan that serves over 1,000,000 Members in public-sponsored health coverage programs including Medi-Cal and Medicare Special Needs Plan. How do I contract with IEHP? The first step is to fill out the Behavioral Health Provider Letter and Application (PDF) and email Contract@iehp.org. We will contact you directly once we have evaluated our Member’s needs and are ready to proceed with contracting. What are IEHP compensation Rates? Reimbursement rates for Behavioral Health Services are based on Medicare rates. What are IEHP’s minimum requirements to be considered for your BH Network? A valid California License (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner) $1 million to $3 million Malpractice Insurance Must be enrolled with Medi-Cal Satisfy all IEHP’s standard credentialing requirements What if I have additional information about my practice, specialties or experience that is not covered on the survey; where can I send this information? You can send your information to: Inland Empire Health Plan Attention: Provider Relations P.O. Box 1800 Rancho Cucamonga CA 91729-1800 When will I hear back from IEHP after I send my contract in? Over the next two to three months we will be gathering information and determining our needs and as soon as we have determined what Providers we will need we will send out draft contracts with rate sheets for review. What services does IEHP offer online? Member Eligibility Verification Claims Submission Services Claims Status Authorization Status Medication Search Pharmaceutical Services Information Resources Provider Manuals; Benefit Manuals; EDI manuals What are the benefits and limitations for Medicare DualChoice Members? Click here. I am a Behavioral Health Treatment Provider for one or more of the following services, how do I contract with IEHP? (Services for Individuals (0-21) with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, or Specialized Behavioral needs; utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Modification treatment modalities) The first step is to fill out the Behavioral Health Provider Letter and Application (PDF) and email Contract@iehp.org. We will contact you directly once we have evaluated our Member’s needs and are ready to proceed with contracting. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
MediCal - 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.
MediCal - Additional Resources & Tools
ols Menu Click on the following links to jump to that specific section: After Hours Care After Hours Phone Numbers IEHP Access Standards IEHP Direct Adult Hospitalists LabCorp Locations Urgent Care Clinics After Hours Care IEHP Providers can direct Members to access care after hours. After hour care includes the 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line, DocOnline and Urgent Care Clinics. Fever? Pain? Cold? Call our 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line --> Your Members can call the IEHP 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line for medical advice anytime, day or night: 1-888-244-IEHP (4347) DocOnline, an extension to the Nurse Advice Line, allows Members to speak with a board-certified Physician for advice after hours using telephonic and/or video devices. DocOnline Physicians will triage, assess, and provide diagnoses for minor acute conditions. Physicians may also give treatment advice, refill select prescriptions and refer Members for in-person care. DocOnline FAQs (PDF) Prescription Medication Refill List (PDF) (Back to Additional Resources Menu) After Hours Phone Numbers for Coverage Determination and Expedited Appeals IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) Members The following numbers are to be used for after hour requests: Coverage Determinations: Phone: (888) 860-1297 Expedited Appeals: Phone: (866) 223-4347 Fax: (909) 890-5748 (Back to Additional Resources Menu) IEHP Access Standards On an annual basis, IEHP conducts the Appointment Availability Access Study. All Members must receive access to all covered services without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, creed, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or identification with any other persons or groups defined in Penal Code Section 422.56, except as needed to provide equal access to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Members or Members with disabilities, or as medically indicated. Appointment Standards for All Provider Types (PDF)| Last Revised: 12/12/2022 Appointment Standards for Behavioral Health (PDF)| Last Revised: 01/11/2023 (Back to Additional Resources Menu) IEHP Direct Adult Hospitalists Direct Adult Hospitalist (PDF) | Last Revised: 02/27/2023 (Back to Additional Resources Menu) LabCorp Locations A listing of LabCorp Patient Service Centers around the Inland Empire can be found below: LabCorp Patient Service Centers (PDF) LabCorp Patient Service Centers at Walgreens (PDF) (Back to Additional Resources Menu) Urgent Care Clinics --> Any of your IEHP Members needing medical attention may visit an Urgent Care Clinic after regular business office hours and on weekends. A listing of all Urgent Care Clinics is found on the IEHP Doctor Search. (Back to Additional Resources Menu) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.
MediCal - 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.