Regulations for LEA Specialized Transportation Codified

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved transportation regulation package DHCS-12-015, submitted by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option program.

This package of regulations makes changes that were implemented as a result of Assembly Bill 2608 (Bonilla, 2012) permanent in the California Code of Regulations (CCR). While these changes were already in effect as part of the law that passed in 2012, they had a sunset date which required DHCS to make permanent changes to the CCR to keep them in effect. This regulatory package accomplishes that goal.

AB 2608 was written to address certain restrictions on billing for specialized transportation under the LEA program that were more restrictive than federal guidelines. This package brings regulations for specialized transportation billing into alignment with federal law and regulation.

The regulatory text is available for viewing on the DHCS website.