We are pleased to introduce the North Rural E-Consult Coalition (NREC), a group open to providers and stakeholders interested in improving access to specialty care through electronic consult. The NREC is a group of community health centers, health systems, physicians’ groups and health plans working together to create an inclusive program to address implementation needs, streamline referral…

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For our July meeting, the E-Consult Workgroup welcomed authors Michael L Barnett, MD and Hannah Byrnes-Enoch, MPH who will present on their recent publication, “Association of eConsult Implementation With Access to Specialist Care in a Large Urban Safety-Net System.” Our guests spoke to the results of the study and the success of e-consult at 19 New York…

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The August e-consult workgroup roundtable featured examples of the use of e-consult to address COVID-19, supporting providers in meeting regulatory requirements. In addition, we heard perspectives from our clinical advisors.

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During the August CVEC Roundtable, Dr. Marwan Haddad reviewed two de-identified COVID-related e-consults submitted by California providers and addressed by ConferMED specialists. Dr. Haddad is the Medical Director of the Center for Key Populations at Community Health Center Inc, CT, and a COVID expert.

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California Health Care Foundation recently released a piece titled “Reimbursing FQHCs for Telehealth Post-COVID-19 Pandemic: Medi-Cal’s Options”. The publication addresses needs to continue to support the much-needed telehealth services that have been spearheaded by FQHCs in response to COVID-19. Rafael A. Gomez, Pacific Health Consulting Group, mapped out recommendations including: Exploring prospective payment system (PPS)…

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Senator Anna M. Caballero, 12th Senate District, California, has sponsored a bill requiring Medi-Cal to reimburse all participating primary care providers, including those who operate out of a federally qualified health center (FQHC) or rural health clinic (RHC) for e-consult services. Read SB 365 bill language here. To sign the E-Consult Workgroup letter of support for…

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CMMI Project CORE: Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/mission-areas/health-care/project-core

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California State Medicaid manual for provider delivery of telehealth including e-consult. https://files.medi-cal.ca.gov/pubsdoco/publications/masters-mtp/Part2/mednetele.pdf

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