School Medicaid Programs Make a Shift @ DHCS

On September 3, 2019, California DHCS sent this message to its school Medicaid stakeholders:

“In an effort to align the work that we do with other work being done within the Department of Health Care Services, our Branch, “Medi-Cal Claims and Services Branch” has moved from the Safety Net Financing Division to the newly developed division called Local Governmental Financing Division (LGFD). The other Branch within LGFD is the “Behavioral Health Financing Branch.” There is no impact to the work that we do or to the stakeholders or beneficiaries, this is simply an organizational shift. We are still located in the same building and all of our phone numbers, etc., will remain the same.”