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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.

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, in addition to providing a sample Patient Intake Form, discusses some of the considerations to be mindful of with respect to information that is shared or communicated to the patient through the patient intake process.

This article offers an overview on how LMFTs and Registered Interns can provide services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, the situations in which LMFTs can
provide services to Medicare beneficiaries in California, and CAMFT’s recent advocacy efforts with respect to Medicare.

Nonquantitative treatment limitations are explored, with examples of policy provisions that many require further analysis by enforcement agencies to determine if the plan is in compliance with the mental health parity requirements of MHPAEA.

This article provides information about the resources that are available to Medi-Cal providers and their clients.

Fee-For-Service Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment Application Tips This article contains tips on how to successfully apply to become a Fee-For-Service provider with Medi-Cal.

Managed Care Survey Results. On October 16, 2014, CAMFT sent a Managed Care Survey to all of its 15,049 Clinical members. Learn what the results of the survey revealed.

This article demonstrates the different pathways available to LMFTs and Registered Interns who are interested in working with clients in the Medi-Cal behavioral health system.

The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the resulting recent changes to California’s Medicaid system (Medi-Cal) have prompted many calls and questions from members about what healthcare reform will mean for the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. This article is part of CAMFT’s ongoing efforts to keep members informed about how to thrive as a professional in a system that is undergoing major transformation.