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This pub tells you when a school has to give your child needed medication. It tells you what medications a school can give to your child. It tells you who can give your child their medication. It gives you other information about giving your child medication at school.
This publication tells you about hospital discharge rights. It tells you the state laws that apply to you when you are in a hospital even if you do not have insurance. It tells you about the laws that apply if the hospital takes Medicare and Medi-Cal even if you do not have Medicare, Medi-Cal or insurance. It tells you about your rights if you have Medicare. It tells you about your right to get notice before discharge. It tells you about your appeal rights. The publication gives you resources so you can learn more about your rights.
Federal funding for the CCT program stopped. There may be funding in the future. If there is funding, California may start the program again. Check our website in the future to find out if this happened.
This pub tells you about the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act or OBRA ’87. OBRA ’87 created standards of care and rights for people living in nursing homes. The pub tells you what to do if a nursing home does not follow the law. It gives you a sample complaint form. It tells you where to send it.
This pub tells you about an MDS assessment. All nursing homes that get Medicare or Medicaid have to give an MDS to everyone living there. It helps figure out how you function. It helps figure out your health problems. It helps the nursing home develop a care plan and a discharge plan. The pub tells you how to find out about your MDS. If you do not get an MDS, it tells you what to do.
California Children's Services (CCS) is for children under the age of 21. It is for children with physical disabilities. CCS gives medical services and equipment to children. It is for children in low- and middle-income families. This pub tells you all about CCS. It tells how to get the services. It tells you about CCS services. If you disagree with a CCS decision, the pub tells you what to do.
This pub is about Medi-Cal share of cost. If Medi-Cal is paying for your nursing home care and you have income, you will have a Medi-Cal share of cost. A share of cost is the monthly amount Medi-Cal makes you pay for medical services before Medi-Cal will pay. Most people use it for nursing facility care. You can use it to pay for other services and equipment. This pub tells you how to do it.
This pub tells you about EPSDT. EPSDT stands for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment. It is a Medi-Cal benefit. Medi-Cal gives health care to people with low income and limited ability to pay for health care. If you are under age 21 and have full-scope Medi-Cal, you get EPSDT. It gives you with a number of health care benefits. This pub tells you about those benefits. It tells you what to do if you are not happy with a Medi-Cal decision.
This publication tells you how cuts to Medicaid/Medi-Cal affects students. Medicaid/Medi-Cal gives health care to people with low income and limited ability to pay for health care. Cuts can mean more students will be absent from school. It means screening students for hearing and vision problems and other problems may not happen. It means fewer mental health resources for students.
Sometimes, you may need to complain about health care providers, programs, facilities, or services. This pub has lists of agencies in charge of dealing with your complaint. It has a list of advocacy groups that can help you. It tells you where to find out more about your right to complain.
This pub tells you about your rights when discharged from a hospital and you have Medi-Cal or Medicare. It tells you what to do if you are not ready to leave the hospital. It tells you about services you can get once home. It tells you what to do if you are homeless. It tells you how to complain about the hospital and where to get help.
Many people have questions about how a nonrecurring lump sum (one-time-only) payment will affect their Medi-Cal eligibility. This publication describes how lump sum payments affect eligibility for certain Medi-Cal programs for seniors and persons with disabilities. It explains what happens to your Medi-Cal when you receive a one-time or lump-sum payment, and when and whether an unspent lump-sum payment counts as a resource in the following month.
This pub explains the rights people with disabilities have to get health care. They include equal access to medical facilities and services. The law says, people with disabilities must be treated the same as everyone else.
This pub tells you about Medicaid and Medi-Cal. Medicaid is a federal program. It gives health care to low-income people. States run their own Medicaid programs. The one in California is Medi-Cal. It gives a variety of health care services. The pub tells you what may happen if Congress changes how it funds health care.
This tells you how to get transportation to medical appointments from your Medi-Cal managed care plan. Managed care is a way to provide and pay for health care. You receive most of your health care from a managed care plan. A managed care plan is an organized network of health care providers that focuses on primary and preventive care. The pub also tells you how to get transportation services if you have fee for service or traditional Medi-Cal.
This pub tells you about health programs for people with low income, such as Medi-Cal. The pub tells you how to apply for them. It tells you how “Covered California” and county Medi-Cal offices deal with your application. It tells you about computer systems used by the programs.
California has programs called “home and community-based services waivers.” They help people get Medi-Cal services at home. This pub tells you about one of the programs. It is the Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver. The pub tells you how to get one. It tells you who can help you get one.
This publication tells you about the HIV/AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program. The program has case management services. It has direct care services for people living with HIV/AIDS. These services are instead of living in a nursing home or hospital. You can use it to help you stay at home. You can use it to help you go home from a facility. The publication tells you who is eligible. It tells you about the services you can get.