When the Public Health Emergency expires Continuous Medi-Cal Coverage will also end

In January 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Special rules were put in place during the COVID-19 PHE to allow more people to get access to and keep their Medi-Cal benefits. Prior to the PHE, California would review information provided by beneficiaries and renew their participation in Medi-Cal if they still qualified. When the continuous coverage requirement expires at the end of the PHE, California will need to conduct a full redetermination for all beneficiaries who would have otherwise been subject to redetermination.

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Most beneficiaries will either remain eligible for Medi-Cal or qualify for tax subsidies that will allow them to buy affordable coverage through Covered California. You can help beneficiaries understand what is happening and what is expected of them.

DHCS is asking YOU to become a Coverage Ambassador

Help Get the Word Out (and keep it real):

Download the Toolkit

As a trusted Partner in your client's healthcare YOU can help to:

  • Educate - Raise Awareness of actions beneficiaries need to take, and when they need to take them, in order to maintain coverage.
  • Engage - Engage Community Partners with necessary tools for reaching beneficiaries.
  • Provide Consistency - Help Create a Consistent Voice across community partners.

More questions? Email:

[email protected]

More support from Medi-Cal:

Don't miss the 'CPSP and ARPA' training to talk about Special Program Updates/CPSP and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Postpartum Care Extension (PCE)

Tuesday, April 12 from 10-12 (virtual)

  • Not sure what's covered?
  • Not sure who's eligible?
  • Not sure about billing?

This training is for you! To register email Diana Muth, Provider Field Representative [email protected]

Medi-Cal now extends to 12 months postpartum

DHCS has Extended Postpartum Care Coverage

Effective April 1, 2022

Currently eligible and newly eligible persons will now receive coverage for 365 days following delivery. Coverage includes the full breadth of medically necessary services both during pregnancy and for one year postpartum.

Pregnant and postpartum persons do not need to request this coverage or provide any additional information, eligibility is automatic- regardless of immigration status.

Questions? email:

[email protected]

AB 1930 (Arambula)

The Bill to

Extend CPSP to 12 months postpartum

Is scheduled to be heard later this month

Letters of support must be in by April 20th

Click here for instructions and a sample letter

AB 1930 Authors Fact Sheet

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Website

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