Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan
Become a paneled provider or approved facility for California Children's Services (CCS)
Join other Care1st network providers and facilities who participate in this Medi-Cal program designed to assist California's children under 21 years old who have eligible chronic, disabling, or life-threatening, medical conditions, and need specialty medical care.
Effective 1/1/2018 Care1st will no longer provide Remittance Advices on paper.
Care1st Health Plan takes the protection of our members PHI/PII seriously. Remittance Advices associated with payments for patient care contain PHI/PII and could put that information at risk. Remittance Advices will be available only through SECURE electronic download.
Making Difficult Conversations About Palliative Care Easier
Identify the gaps between the way people experience end of life care and how they would like to experience the end of their life. Examine the barriers faced by culturally and linguistically diverse communities in discussing palliative care...
Announcing Care1st Health Plan's Behavioral Care Provider
Care1st Health Plan is proud to announce that Beacon Health Strategies will be our sole managed behavioral health organization contracted with Care1st Health Plan to provide behavioral care services effective April 1, 2016.
Join Care1st Provider Network or Change Your Provider Data via Email
Already part of the Care1st Provider Network? Need to report a change to your practice?...
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - TEEP Project Presentation - 08/27/2015
Established in 1971. Providing Culturally Competent Health Care Services to the Trans Community - Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP).
DISCLAIMER: The best way to utilize this information is to have a training so that the information is not taken out of context. If you would like a training, please call "Transgender Economic Empowerment Project" at (323) 860-3713.
News about Sequestration - 05/20/2013
The Budget Control Act of 2011 requires, among other things, mandatory across-the-board reductions in Federal spending, also known as sequestration...
INFLUENZA VACCINE 2014-2015
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), published its guidelines for the use of influenza vaccine for the 2014-2015 flu season.
Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS)
Medi-Cal Members who smoke have a great new reason to quit smoking! $20 gift card now available for calling the California Smokers' Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS and developing a quit smoking plan.
ELECTRONIC CLAIMS SUBMISSION
Care1st Health Plan is pleased to announce the ability to accept professional and institutional claims electronically through Office Ally and Emdeon.
Cultural Barriers to Hospice Care (Provider Event Presentation 05/09/12)
What is Culture?, Cultural Competence,The importance of culture, The assessment of cross-cultural relations, Appreciation of the dynamics that result from cultural differences, The expansion of knowledge, Adaptation of services to meet the culturally unique needs of the organization...
Care1st Health Plan Earns Accreditation and Deemed Status from NCQA
Monterey Park, CA (February 2012) - Care1st Health Plan has been awarded a three year Commendable Accreditation for its Medi-Cal (Medicaid) and Medicare product lines by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Additionally, Care1st received a “Deemed status” from NCQA as a Medicare HMO. [ more ]
Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information...
Congratulations, to our Provider Champions who completed an online survey!!
The following Providers were randomly selected in a drawing and awarded a $50 gift card...
New DHCS Requirement Medi-Cal Managed Care: Attachment C Physical Accessibility Review Survey
Commencing on February 1, 2011 the FSR will include the addition of Attachment C: Physical Accessibility Review Survey...
Recognizing and Discussing Depression (Cultural Differences)
This presentation will focus on recognizing patients who might be experiencing depression: Practitioner observations, Self reports, Broaching the subject with patients, Case Studies...
Let’s Talk About Your Weight!
Facts About Different Sub-groups, Differences and Similarities, Communication Style Surveys, Clinical Cultural Interaction Principles, Case Studies, Questions and more. Presented By: Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D.
A Quality Outreach Model / Quality Outreach Brochure
Due to our consistent improvement in our HEDIS rates over the last three years, we were asked by NCQA to present a Quality Outreach Model that has never been implemented by a health plan...
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), published updated guidelines for the use of influenza vaccine for 2008-2009 season. A link to this report and other information can be accessed at www.cdc.gov/flu
Care1st Health Plans Receive NCQA Commendable Accreditation
Monterey Park, CA (December 2008) -- In its first attempt, Care1st Health Plan received a three-year Commendable Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for both its Medicare Advantage, and Medi-Cal plans.