Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Online Health Care Resources: California Provided Health Services

This is a nice free guide to government provided health care benefits available to children with disabilities.  The guide reflects up to date changes to the law, including changes to the budget and will be updated periodically.

DRLC Publishes Cost-Free Guide to Help Families Access Benefits for Children With Disabilities

L.A. Care Health Plan and the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) partnered to create the Children’s Benefits Access Guide. The guide was funded by the L.A. Care Community Benefits program.

The Benefits Access Guide sets out the health care and related benefits available under Medi-Cal and other governmental programs to children with disabilities, and analyzes agency responsibility to coordinate, provide and pay for services for eligible children with disabilities.

To develop the Benefits Access Guide, the DRLC drew upon legislative authority, legal precedent, current developments in health policy and the state budget, interagency agreements, and interviews with stakeholders.

This is an online tool to assist the professionals and staff that work with parents, guardians and families of children with disabilities at health plans, community clinics, regional centers, and other agencies with better information about available benefits and agency responsibility. It will be updated periodically to reflect changes in policy and benefits.


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