MAGI Medi-Cal Beneficiaries may be eligible for PACE program

DHCS issued guidance to the counties, noting that MAGI Medi-Cal beneficiaries could be eligible to participate in Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as long as they met all other requirements.  The letter provides a list of program contacts for PACE, a program that allows participants to avoid institutionalization and stay at home.  DHCS ACWDL 15-11 (2/27/2015).

New Aid for determining MAGI income types and deductions

DHCS issued guidance to the counties about what types of income deductions are used for MAGI Medi-Cal and Covered California determinations.  The information is being incorporated into CalHEERS.  The letter includes a chart that lists the types of deductions and sources of income, as well as whether to count it for either Medi-Cal or Covered California purposes.  DHCS MEDIL I 15-03 (2/27/15).

Medi-Cal premium waivers for American Indians/Alaskan Natives on the Targeted Low Income Children Program

The letter provides information about processing requests for waiver of premium payments for eligible American Indian and Alaskan Native child as allowed by federal statute.  Workers will submit waiver requests for the Optional Targeted Low Income Children Program (OTLICP) with parental self-attestation or tribal health letter.  DHCS ACWDL 15-10 (2/10/15).