Initial Health Assessment (IHA) update from the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS)

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As of October 1, 2021, Primary Care Providers must resume Initial Health Asseesment (IHA) activities that were temporarily suspended during the period of December 1, 2019 – September 30, 2021. All newly enrolled members starting October 1, 2021 will need to have the IHA completed within the contracted 120-day timeframe.

As part of the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) policy update, the Alliance will conduct outreach to all members that were newly eligible from December 1, 2019 – September 30, 2021 who have not received an IHA or have not engaged in primary care/perinatal services since enrollment.

For more information on these updates please visit the DHCS website under COVID-19 latest updates at: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/DHCS-COVID%E2%80%9119-Response.aspx

You can also visit the Initial Health Assessment section on our website at: https://thealliance.health/for-providers/manage-care/quality-of-care/health-assessments/ or locate CBI measure information related to IHAs on the Care-Based Incentive Resources page at: https://thealliance.health/for-providers/manage-care/quality-of-care/care-based-incentive/care-based-incentive-resources/

Please contact a Provider Relations Representative with any questions at (800) 700-3874 ext. 5504.​