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Reduction Medi-Cal Benefits

Effective July 1, 2009, and until the state law is amended, Medi-Cal will no longer pay for some benefits. Find answers to questions you may have regarding these changes on your benefits. If you don't find an answer to your question below, please call 1-888-284-0623. This toll free number will remain available through September 11, 2009.  After this date, please call (916) 636-1980.  Have your Benefit Identification Card (BIC) number ready before calling this number.

Important: All the questions and answers provided here apply to the benefits that Medi-Cal will no longer pay.

These benefits are:

a. Acupuncture (use of small needles to treat pain and other problems)

b. Adult dental services

c. Audiology services (hearing exam)

d. Chiropractic services (manipulation of spine)

e. Incontinence cream and washes

f. Dispensing Optician services, including services provided by a fabricating optical laboratory

g. Podiatry services (care of the feet)

h. Psychology services

i. Speech therapy services

 All of your other benefits that are not listed above will remain the same.


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Last modified on: 2/28/2014 8:58 AM