PPL 20-022: Notification of Random Moment Time Survey Requirement for the Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option program

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, DHCS published Policy & Procedure Letter 20-022, titled "Notification of Random Moment Time Survey Requirement (RMTS) for the Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program.” The information shared in this PPL 20-022 is specific to the changes that will take place due to the RMTS integration with the CRCS, most of which has been anticipated for quite some…

CMS Has Approved California State Plan Amendment 15-021

On April 28, 2020, CMS released an approval document written to DHCS confirming their approval of State Plan Amendment (SPA) 15-021 with an effective date of July 15, 2020. DHCS has yet to issue a formal announcement to LEAs, however the assumption is that implementation is still on track for July 1, 2020. A copy of the SPA package and approval letter can be found here: CMS Approval…

A Message to Our Clients, COVID-19 Response

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving daily. Paradigm is closely monitoring direction and advice from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and listening to our clients and staff to guide our actions. We have taken many steps to safeguard our operations so that the health of our clients’ programs is assured. All of our systems are ready, and we can assure confidentiality…

CA School Health Conference & Advocacy Day May 14-15

The California School-Based Health Alliance is hosting their annual statewide school health conference and advocacy day in Sacramento on May 14-15. If you are interested in joining hundreds of educators, health care providers, and youth leaders, click here to learn more: CHSA Conference

As More California Kids Drop Medi-Cal Coverage, Experts Seek Answers—California Health Report

More than 150,000 California children dropped out of federally funded health insurance programs in 2018, a trend some experts blame on the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies and efforts to upend the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in California’s low-income health program called Medi-Cal, and the low-cost Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) dropped 3 percent in 2018,…

State Medicaid and CHIP Snapshots, 2019

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created factsheets underscoring the importance of Medicaid in providing coverage for children in all 51 states (including the District of Columbia). Click here to see the most recent snapshots by state, as well as past snapshots.