Final Stakeholder Meeting Regarding California’s Implementation of CMS 6028 Scheduled

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will hold its final stakeholder meeting on December 10, 2012 to “inform [stakeholders] about implementation actions that will begin on January 1, 2013, for provider screening and enrollment provisions of the ACA.” Paradigm’s Policy Center will be in attendance and report back any information as it relates to school-based Medi-Cal practitioners participating in the LEA Billing Option Program.

As previously reported, the Safety Net Financing Division (SNFD) of DHCS — which oversees California’s LEA Billing Option Program — has indicated that individual parts of this regulation may not apply to school practitioners. Following the December 10th stakeholder meeting, the SNFD is expected to issue guidance tailored to LEAs.