PPL 20-014: CA Telehealth Policy Relative to the 2019 - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Monday, May 11, 2020, DHCS released PPL 20-014, titled “Telehealth Policy Relative to the 2019 -Novel Coronavirus…


Can California schools put safety measures in place in time to open early? Many district leaders skeptical

After Governor Newsom shared his four-phases to returning to normal life, with phase two including the re-opening of…


CMS Has Approved California State Plan Amendment 15-021

On April 28, 2020, CMS released an approval document written to DHCS confirming their approval of State Plan Amendment…


Governor Newsom Outlines Six Key Indicators the State Will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order

On April 14, 2020, Governor Newsom unveiled six key indicators that would be considered before modifying the state’s…


Disability rights groups, school administrators spar over possible changes to special education laws

“Times of crisis are not the time to roll back civil rights. It’s actually time to roll up our sleeves and do it…


Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services

On March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom issued executive order N-39-20 to temporarily expand telehealth services. This order…


Telehealth & LEA School-Based Services, An Open Letter

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) need immediate telehealth policy accommodations…


California Schools Chief Recommends Schools to Prepare for Distance Learning

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 California’s schools chief, Tony Thurmond, released a letter he wrote to the 58 county…


Paper Remittance Advice Details Print Delay

On March 27, 2020 DHCS sent out a news flash advising that there will be a delay in receiving paper Remittance Advice…


Covered California & DHCS Team Up to Provide A Ready Path to Coverage

On March 20, 2020 Covered California re-opened their enrollment and announced they are extending the enrollment period…