CMS Requests Additional Information Regarding SPA 15-021

CMS has issued a request for additional information (RAI) regarding California's state plan amendment, (SPA) 15-021, which proposes several changes and expansions to the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program. This is fairly common in the SPA approval process (some of you may remember that it took nearly two years to gain approval for the last LEA Billing state plan amendment,  SPA 03-024, back...

Exciting Changes Proposed for California’s LEA Direct Billing Program

In late September 2015, DHCS released a copy of their draft State Plan Amendment (SPA 15-021) which proposes several changes to the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option program. If approved, the SPA includes several exciting additions that will impact California's participating school districts, including: newly eligible services, practitioners types, and a revised method for capturing time spent...

DHCS Launches Webpage to Track Incorporation of RMTS into the LEA Billing Program

California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched a new webpage where stakeholders can follow the RMTS Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) which will be meeting over the next couple of months to discuss the design and development of RMTS for California's school-based direct services (LEA Billing) program. RMTS is a method of time capture that was recently incorporated into...