DHCS Extends Deadline for First School MAA RMTS Claims

DHCS posted a SMAA Program Update to their website announcing:

  1. Extension of the FY 2014-15 Q3 Invoice Submission Deadline — the deadline for these claims has been extended to July 31, 2016, additional extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department is still finalizing the template that will be used to create invoices for FY 2014-15, so this extension is welcome news for LEAs who were concerned that this delay would reduce their amount of time for completing claims for this first quarter of RMTS SMAA.
  2. Update for Rejoining LEAs — CMS has approved a plan for LEAs that stopped participating in FY 2013-14 and rejoined with the launch of RMTS in FY 2014-15 Q3. These LEAs can now claim interim payments for FY 2014-15 Q1 and Q2 using their results from FY 2012-13 Q1 and Q2, subject to backcasting. The majority of LEAs participated in FY 2013-14 and have already used their FY 2013-14 Q1 and Q2 results to submit claims for FY 2014-15 Q1 and Q2.

Source: SMAAUpdate2016.03