Recent News
New Push in California for Later Middle, High School Start Times—EdSource
The author of a previously vetoed bill last year proposing starting middle and high school later to give teens more time to sleep is working to bring it back again this year. It is slated to be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, April 14, 2019. If passed, it would go into effect in...
July Medi-Cal Bulletin for LEAs Posted
DHCS Posts PPL 19-015, Notification of Change to Physician Prescription Policy
Medi-Cal Enrollment Among Immigrant Kids Stalls, Then Falls. Is Fear To Blame?—California Healthline

News Focus: RMTS
DHCS Releases Report with Final Results of SMAA Deferral & Backcasting Process
On June 28, 2019, DHCS sent out their final report on the results of the SMAA program deferral and backcasting process; results long-awaited by impacted California school districts. The distributed SMAA Report on Results of Backcasting of Deferred Claims includes an executive summary of the final results...
PPL 19-011R—Random Moment Time Survey (RMTS) Sampling Requirements—Now Available on DHCS Website
DHCS Posts Training Slides and FAQs for Their LEA Medi-Cal Billing Program SPA 15-021 Implementation Training
DHCS Wants to Hear from Current Participants of the LEA Billing Program—Requests Information Via Survey

News Focus: National Matters
New Push in California for Later Middle, High School Start Times—EdSource
The author of a previously vetoed bill last year proposing starting middle and high school later to give teens more time to sleep is working to bring it back again this year. It is slated to be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, April 14, 2019. If passed, it would go into effect in...
Medi-Cal Enrollment Among Immigrant Kids Stalls, Then Falls. Is Fear To Blame?—California Healthline
Pending CMS Guidance on Medicaid Block Grants: Executive Overreach Strikes Again—Center for Children and Families
California pays down their student loans, doctors agree to treat poorer patients—CALmatters