Webinar: Medi-Cal RX Transition (Hosted by CMA)

 Event Date

October 28, 2021

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Registration Deadline

Thursday, October 28, 2021


On January 1, 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be transitioning all Medi-Cal pharmacy services from managed care to fee for service, referred to as the “Medi-Cal Rx” initiative. Medi-Cal Rx is aimed at improving health care delivery by standardizing the Medi-Cal pharmacy benefit under one delivery system and improving access to pharmacy services with a network that includes a large majority of the state’s pharmacies. Medi-Cal Rx will also apply statewide utilization management protocols to all outpatient drugs.

Under the Medi-Cal Rx program, most physicians who write prescriptions for Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal managed care patients will use a new secure portal for key prescribing functions, such as:

• Prior authorization information and instructions
• Beneficiary eligibility look up
• Claims submission, activities and inquiries

The California Medical Association (CMA) and DHCS are hosting a free webinar on Medi-Cal Rx transition that will address:

• What’s changing
• What’s staying the same
• How to sign up to use the new portal
• Where to go to learn more about Medi-Cal Rx


Katie Trueworthy - VP, MCO Laison and External Affairs
Bassant Khalil - VP, Clinical Management
Jason Manviller - Education & Outreach Senior Manager
Vanessa Chavez - Education & Outreach Supervisor
Shaylene Gilkison - Sr. Pharmacy Services Representative
Paola Barajas - Sr. Pharmacy Services Representative
Samantha Fink, RN, BSN - Medi-Cal RX Clinician
Karen Mikhael, PharmD - Medi-Cal RX Clinician

Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM   


Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
CMA and Component Medical Society Staff $0.00
CMA Member $0.00
CMA Member's Staff $0.00
Non-Member $0.00

Available Functions


Speaker Organization Sessions


Location Information


Sacramento, CA

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