Health Plan of San Joaquin provider Alerts

Join HPSJ for a LOOK AND LEARN2020 Vision of Behavioral Health!

Holidays are fast approaching. COVID-19 is still with us. Multiple research studies are illustrating concerning trends in the mental health of many in our community. In your own practice, something you observe during an office visit, telehealth session or examination may offer powerful opportunities to alter the ultimate health outcomes for your HPSJ patients who [...]

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TOP TOPICS Monthly Spotlights Just for HPSJ Providers

October 13, 2020 – Volume One Next LOOK & LEARN, Coming Soon 2020 Perspective on Behavioral Health – Two Choices for you: November 10, 2020, 12:00PM/noon – 2:00PM November 12, 2020, 8:00AM –10:00AM Holidays are fast approaching. COVID-19 is still with us. Many research studies show concerning trends in the mental health of many in [...]

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Pharmacy Benefits Will Change: January 1, 2021

Date: October 15, 2020 To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Provider Network From: Health Plan of San Joaquin Subject: Pharmacy Benefits Will Change: January 1, 2021 Business: Medi-Cal Effective January 1, 2021 – Health Plan of San Joaquin pharmacy benefits will be transitioned to and administered by the new agency, Medi-Cal Rx. ALL outpatient [...]

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Information found on the Website

Date: October 12, 2020 To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Primary Care Providers {PCP}, OBGYN, and All Specialist From: Health Plan of San Joaquin Subject: Information found on the Website Business: Medi-Cal Health Plan of San Joaquin would like to remind you about our website (http://www.hpsj.com). We include information about many topics of interest [...]

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Formulary Update – Effective December 16, 2020

Date: October 8, 2020 To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Physicians, Providers, and Pharmacies From: Health Plan of San Joaquin Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Subject: Formulary Update - Effective December 16, 2020 Business: Medi-Cal Effective December 16, 2020, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has approved the following changes. Additions to the Formulary: Upadacitinib (Rinvoq) [...]

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2020 Immunization Updates: Vaccination during COVID-19, Flu, HepA, and Tdap

Each year, the California Medi-Cal Drug Use Review (DUR) program issues an annual summary of updates on immunization guidelines, products, and/or research in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch. For reference, the recommended immunization schedules for 2020 in the United States can be accessed on the Centers for Disease Control […]

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MCAS Measure ADD – Follow up care for children prescribed ADHD Medication

Date: September 29, 2020 To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Primary Care Providers {PCP}, OBGYN, BH, All Specialists From: Health Plan of San Joaquin Subject: MCAS Measure ADD – Follow up care for children prescribed ADHD Medication Business: Medi-Cal If you have any questions about this measure or any of the other MCAS/HEDIS measures, [...]

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Diabetes Screening for People With Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Date: September 22, 2020 To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Primary Care Providers {PCP}, OBGYN, BH and All Specialist From: Health Plan of San Joaquin Subject: MCAS Measure: SSD – Diabetes Screening for People With Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder Who Are Using Antipsychotic Medications Business: Medi-Cal **NEW MEASURE for 2020 measurement year** SSD – [...]

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MCAS Measure: APM– Metabolic Monitoring for Children and Adolescents on Antipsychotics

Date: September 22, 2020 To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Primary Care Providers {PCP}, OBGYN, and Specialist From: Health Plan of San Joaquin Subject: MCAS Measure: APM– Metabolic Monitoring for Children and Adolescents on Antipsychotics Business: Medi-Cal Children taking antipsychotics have unique needs and challenges. Medication Management and monitoring of potential health risks are [...]

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Health Officer Order for Influenza Vaccination of All Health-Care Workers (HCW) during the flu season.

Date: September 15, 2020 To: Health-Care Facilities Administrators and Staff From: Maggie Park, M.D., San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Subject: Health Officer Order for Influenza Vaccination of All Health-Care Workers (HCW) during the flu season. It has always been very important that all health care workers receive an annual influenza vaccine to protect themselves [...]

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