MHLA Community Partner Connection Newsletter
We join you in celebrating Black History Month, which is a great opportunity to acknowledge and lift up our African American colleagues, leaders and patients. It is also a chance to remember and commemorate those who have lost our lives to violence and to preventable illnesses, in our local communities and beyond. We join you in both celebration and reflection as a society to end anti-Black racism and inequities in health care.
This month, we are delving into the plan for the next year when MHLA will sunset. We will be amending the contracts this spring to change the end date for the program and to set a deadline for adding new sites and new pharmacies. We also have auto-extended everyone on MHLA in February, so they will stay in the program through January 31, 2023. Your staff will no longer have to do renewals and can instead focus on getting more MHLA participants into restricted Medi-Cal. We will be holding a webinar later in the spring to share information about the plans for the 2024 transition.
Please reach out to your program advocates with program questions and to the SME line with eligibility questions. Thank you for everything! — Anna Gorman
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Medi-Cal Expansion and the California BudgetMedi-Cal Expansion and the California Budget https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/02/California-Budget-1024x678.jpg 1024 678 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
In early January of this year, Governor Newsom outlined a plan to handle the projected $22.5 billion California budget deficit. Just months prior, Newsom and legislative leaders announced a surplus of almost $100 billion.learn more
Crossroads from MHLA to Medi-CalCrossroads from MHLA to Medi-Cal https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/02/Crossroads-Sign-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Many Community Partners have the dual role of providing Certified Enrollment Counselor services for both MHLA and Covered California.learn more
Provider Bulletin #14 UpdateProvider Bulletin #14 Update https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/02/Update-1024x658.jpg 1024 658 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
MHLA Provider Bulletin #14 is now live and available on the MHLA website. The Bulletin focuses on an automatic enrollment extension: beginning February 1, 2023, the MHLA program will auto-extend all current members, re-adds, and new applicants through January 31, 2024.learn more
CPAP UpdateCPAP Update https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/02/CPAP-Sleeping-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
MHLA has become aware of rumors and unconfirmed information regarding prescriptions for CPAP machines from Calox. To clarify, there has been no change to the initial contract between Calox and Health Services.learn more
Durable Medical Equipment: Health Services and CPsDurable Medical Equipment: Health Services and CPs https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/02/iStock-1296174711-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Durable medical equipment (DME) are equipment and supplies ordered by a health care provider for repeated everyday or extended use. When a MHLA program participant is the recipient of medical services and is the recipient of DME, the healthcare provider that provided those medical services is responsible for offering the DME to the MHLA participant at no costlearn more
Resources to Share for Monterey Park Victims and Community MembersResources to Share for Monterey Park Victims and Community Members https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/02/aapi-alliance-logo.jpg 492 355 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
On behalf of the Health Services family, we extend our condolences to our Monterey Park community and those involved in the tragic shooting event that took place on the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2023.learn more