So Many Terms. So Little Time.
Every service, disability, therapy, and resource seems to have some clunky acronym represent it. Here's an ever-growing list of terms and services you'll hear and read about the most when navigating the world of special needs care. You can search by letter or by using the search bar below.
During the initial home visit, the social worker will question the applicant about their medical conditions and functional abilities and ask about other household members. The social worker will also observe what the applicant is capable of doing. The social worker will confirm the applicant’s medical conditions and capabilities with his/her doctor. This process is called a “needs assessment.”
A Medi-Cal Notice of Action (NOA) is a written notice that gives Medi-Cal applicants and beneficiaries an explanation of their eligibility for Medi-Cal coverage or benefits. The NOA should include the eligibility decision and effective date of coverage, as well as any changes made in your eligibility status or level of benefits. The NOA must also include information about your hearing rights and how to appeal the decision if you disagree with the eligibility determination.