Deferral

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…


DHCS Extends Deadline for First School MAA RMTS Claims

DHCS posted a SMAA Program Update to their website announcing: Extension of the FY 2014-15 Q3 Invoice Submission…


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…


One in 6 School Districts Gives Up on Medi-Cal Outreach Reimbursements - EdSource

The Medi-Cal reimbursement program brings millions in federal funds to schools. Source: One in 6 school districts gives…


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…


Schools Wait for Millions in Reimbursement for Medi-Cal Outreach

It was, without question, a call to action. Millions in federal Medi-Cal funds would flow to California schools, the…