CPCA & Magellan Training on Billing on Medi-Cal Rx

DATE:  December 13th, 2022
TIME:  3:00pm-4:30pm PT

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On January 7, 2019 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order (N-01-19) to create a single-purchaser system of drugs in California. Specifically, the Executive Order directs the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to transition all pharmacy services for Medi-Cal managed care (MCO) to Fee for Service (FFS). This is known as the pharmacy transition, or Medi-Cal Rx, and went into implementation on January 1, 2022.

On June 1, 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in collaboration with Magellan Medicaid Administration, Inc. (MMA), released the Reinstatement Plan (the Plan) for a phased approach to restoring select claim edits and prior authorizations (PAs) by drug class while phasing out the 180-day transition policy. The Plan reflects a methodical, data-driven, and iterative approach to support rapid cycle improvements by incorporating feedback from stakeholders and lessons learned from each phase to ensure alignment with the objective to reduce disruption as well as timely delivery of the pharmacy benefit.

To date, DHCS has reinstated claim edits for Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Reject Code 88 and prior authorizations for 11 standard therapeutic classes for beneficiaries who are starting a new drug therapy. Reinstatement is ongoing, and more phases and waves will be announced.

In light of Reinstatement, Magellan will host a health center focused workshop for CPCA health center members on December 13th @ 3pm. The workshop will be an educational opportunity to learn about how to properly bill Medi-Cal Rx through their claims processes, including for those who are 340B providers. During the training we will also discuss how to submit PAs as well as provide resources to support providers.


  • Participants will receive information regarding the following topics:
    • Claim Submission via POS, web & batch, and paper
    • Claim Appeal processes
    • PA Submission via CoverMyMeds, Medi-Cal Rx Provider Portal, P4, fax, and mail
    • PA Appeal processes
    • 340B considerations
    • Medi-Cal Rx resources


  • Magellan Rx

The fees for this training have been waived.

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Disclaimer:The information on this session is intended only to provide a general overview of the topics addressed.  This session is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the guidance, counsel or advice of legal counsel on any matters particular to a specific primary care clinic. CPCA does not endorse companies or products. Advertising and sponsorship revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. 

12/13/2022 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online Via Zoom Meeting

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