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Low Income Health Plan Transition Begins January 1

From CMA's December 16, 2013, CMA Alert As part of a multi-faceted Medi-Cal expansion, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be transitioning roughly 600,000 enrollees with incomes at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level from the Low Income Health Program (LIHP) to Medi-Cal managed care effective January 1, 2014. LIHP is a county-based program established under California’s “Bridge to Reform” SS1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver, and was created to prepare for health coverage options authorized through the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The program provides ...