Are you signed up for Medi-Cal’s Subscription Service?

November 09, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Payor Issues and Reimbursement Professional Development & Education 

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) last year launched the Medi-Cal Subscription Service (MCSS). Subscribers can sign up to receive monthly digest bulletins and/or as-it-happens "news flashes" for critical or time-sensitive issues. You can tailor your subscription to receive only information on subject matters of interest to you and your practice, including billing, payment and policy rule changes.

Subscriptions are free. To sign up, go to www.medi-cal.ca.gov/mcss, select the subject matter areas of interest, and fill in your email and zip code.

To help providers more easily access important policy and program changes, the following enhancements have also been added to the Medi-Cal website:

  • NewsFlash tab: The Newsroom tab is now named “NewsFlash.” Links to NewsFlash articles will be emailed to MCSS subscribers who choose to receive these notifications.

  • Monthly bulletins tab: Providers may access the monthly Medi-Cal Updates within the new “Monthly Bulletins” tab, or by clicking the “Bulletins” link within the “Featured” area on the Medi-Cal home page. The tab name will change on a monthly basis to indicate the month of the most recent bulletins. Bulletins are posted on or before the 16th of every month.

  • MCSS page: On the MCSS page, providers can subscribe to receive email messages that include direct links to NewsFlash articles, Medi-Cal Update bulletins and/or Systems Status Alerts. Providers may access the MCSS page via the “Publications” tab or the MCSS link in the “Featured” area.

  • Beneficiary News link and page: The “Beneficiary News” link in the “Featured” area leads to the new “Beneficiary News” page, which includes links to important beneficiary information. This page can also be accessed from the “References” page.


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