Counties conduct initial and ongoing eligibility determinations for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal. This “program” is actually a collection of more than two dozen separate programs for children, adults, and families, each with its own set of rules governing income, assets and eligibility requirements. Check back soon for an updated primer
New prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries began January 1, 2006. County human services agencies are playing a significant role in implementing this health care coverage program.
On Thursday, September 1, 2005, CWDA in partnership with the County Mental
Health Directors Association, California State Association of Counties, and County
Health Executives Association of California hosted a symposium on Part D implementation
and issues for counties. The materials on this page include handouts from the
symposium, resource links, and information received since the symposium concluded.
We will be updating the page with additional handouts as we get them from the
Part D Overview (Presentation by Cathy Senderling)
Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy
Information and Resources Related to the Errors in the "Medicare & You 2006" and "Medicare Y Usted 2006" Handbooks. CMS has made the following resources available.
Plan Government Contact Information
CMS has made available this Excel file containing the government contact information for the approved pharmacy plans.
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Health Consumer Alliance