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This article will explain what an association health plan (AHP) is and why legal constraints prevent CAMFT from establishing one for its members.
CalAIM is a multi-year effort to transform and reform the Medi-Cal system. This article provides information about major components of the CalAIM framework such as the new requirements for Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans (MCPs) and a multitude of behavioral health reforms.
The No Surprises Act includes new requirements for health care providers, facilities, health plans and insurers, and is intended to prevent consumers (a.k.a. patients) from receiving unanticipated medical bills. Be sure to view CAMFT’s exclusive webinar, No Surprises Act: What MFTs Need to Know, for more information.
California’s managed care systems are complex and often difficult for even the most seasoned providers to navigate. Sara Jasper, JD, provides a brief overview of managed care, reviews new laws intended to improve patients’ access to care, and offers resources to support providers and patients.
This article offers reminders and tips for LMFTs who find themselves subject to the 21st Century Cures Act and who seek further guidance on how to handle patient requests for access to electronic health information and electronic health records.
CAMFT Staff Attorney Sara Jasper, JD, explains the recent revisions to the laws that govern independent contractor relationships in California, and how those laws impact MFTs.
As so many continue to work remotely during the pandemic, CAMFT’s Sara Jasper, JD, addresses the legal and ethical considerations for psychotherapists who are working from home.
CAMFT staff attorney Sara Jasper, JD, guides therapists through the ins and outs of conservatorships by reviewing the various types of conservatorships as well as the duties of different types of conservators.
Offering important information and resources for Medi-Cal providers, CAMFT attorney Sara Jasper, JD, explains Medi-Cal’s behavioral health care system, recent changes to the provider enrollment process, and the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative.
This article demonstrates the different pathways available to LMFTs and Registered Associate MFTs who are interested in working with clients in the Medi-Cal behavioral health system.