​Molina Healthcare of California Announces Easing of Prior Authorization Requirements in Response to Earthquake State of Emergency


In the wake of the recentRidgecrest earthquakes and the state of emergency declared by CaliforniaGovernor Gavin Newsom, Molina has immediately removed barriers to care for affectedmembers. This includes allowing for emergency prescription fills and easingprior authorization requirements for use of non-network providers in the areasincluded in the state of emergency declaration. Molina continues to be in closecontact with members and providers who have been impacted.

“Wehave implemented an action plan to ensure member safety and access to caresince the first earthquake struck,” said Pamela Sedmak, Executive Vice Presidentof Health Plan Operations, Molina Healthcare. “We will continue to ease therequirements around prior authorization status until the state of emergency hasbeen lifted.”

  • Easing priorauthorization requirements for all prescriptions and medical attention;
  • Covering essentialmedical services regardless of participating or non-participating providernetworks;
  • Proactivelycontacting high-risk members to ensure their medical needs are met during thistime.

Molina members and providersaffected by the earthquake can call one of the following numbers for more information:

Member Service: (855) 322-4076

Non-EmergencyTransportation Line:(877) 775-7340

Nurse Advice Line: (888) 275-8750(English) | (866) 648-3537 (Spanish)

Provider Services: (855) 322-4076​