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How do you log in to Medi-Cal's online system?

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To log in to Medi-Cal’s online system, enter your user credentials at Medi-Cal.ca.gov. For Medi-Cal providers, use your nine-character provider-identification number or your 10-digit National Provider Identifier number. Enter your Medi-Cal provider PIN as the password. If working through an intermediary, use the assigned number provided by the intermediary. If you are a submitter, use your submitter identification and password.

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To use Medi-Cal online transaction services, you must have a signed point-of-service agreement on file. Visit the website to download a copy of the form. The California Department of Health Care Services offers automated services for registered providers, including information on claim status, eligibility, Medicare prescription pricing, lab services and mental health care.

If you are a patient seeking to manage your Medi-Cal coverage online, visit the website for your individual provider. As of 2015, Medi-Cal offers 21 health care plans from providers including Kaiser, Health Net, CalViva Health, Partnership Health Plan of California and Anthem Blue Cross. To locate the website for your provider, use the Medi-Cal managed care health plan directory provided by the Department of Health Care Services.

Medi-Cal subsidizes free and low-cost health care plans for qualifying California residents. Benefits cover premiums, co-payments and other costs for qualifying children and adults. There is no deadline to apply.

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