Backcasting

DHCS Releases Report with Final Results of SMAA Deferral & Backcasting Process

On June 28, 2019, DHCS sent out their final report on the results of the SMAA program deferral and backcasting process;…


DHCS Releases Vendor Fee Worksheets for Backcasting & RMTS Invoices

The Vendor Fee Worksheet (VFW), a new mechanism by which DHCS will ensure that LEAs can only claim (i.e. be reimbursed)…


SMAA Deadlines Extended and Backcasting Updates from DHCS

DHCS has published meeting minutes from their RMTS Workgroup meeting held on April 19, 2017. Of particular interest:…


Federal Deferral of California's School MAA Claims

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School Districts Wait for Vital SMAA Program Information

School districts participating in California's School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA) Program, a…


Conditional Approval Received for Backcasting Years of Deferred Invoices

On October 28, 2015 federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter to the California…


California Submits Backcasting Proposal to CMS

DHCS has moved forward with plans to implement a backcasting method for deferred claims after failing gain CMS approval…


CMS Rejects California's Alternative SMAA Deferral Proposal

In a letter received by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on March 16, 2015, the federal Center…


DHCS Submits Alternative Proposal to Resolve California's SMAA Deferral

On February 20, 2015, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted a proposal to the federal Center…


California's New School MAA Program Likely Delayed Until January 1, 2015

California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has reportedly received approval from the federal government to…