LEA Ad-Hoc Advisory Workgroup Publishes June 2017 Meeting Minutes

The LEA Ad-Hoc Advisory Workgroup, comprised of LEA representatives, DHCS, and the California Department of Education (CDE), held their regularly scheduled meeting to make recommendations and discuss issues impacting the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program. Highlights from the June 7, 2017 meeting include: In April 2017, DHCS posted the finalized Annual Accounting of Funds Summary Report...

Regulations for LEA Specialized Transportation Codified

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved transportation regulation package DHCS-12-015, submitted by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option program. This package of regulations makes changes that were implemented as a result of Assembly Bill 2608 (Bonilla, 2012) permanent in the California Code of Regulations (CCR). While these...

California’s LEA Billing Provider Manual is Updated to Reflect New Transportation Regulations

Announced this month in the California Department of Health Care (DHCS) LEA Medi-Cal Provider Bulletin, the LEA Billing Provider Manual has been updated to reflect changes to the requirements for wheelchair and litter van transportation services on claims with dates of services on or after January 1, 2013. This change comes after Governor Brown signed AB 2608 (Bonilla) into law in September of...

Welcomed, Positive Resolutions After Years of Advocacy

It is said that slow and steady wins the race. This adage proved true for longstanding efforts aimed at resolving two issues that had limited the overall Medicaid reimbursement potential for schools in California. March 25, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – The turn of the New Year has been nothing short of encouraging for those who dedicate their time, resources, and careers to school Medicaid...

PPL 13-001: LEA Billing Program – Revision to Medical Transportation Outlined in Assembly Bill 2608

This Policy and Procedure Letter (PPL) notifies LEAs participating in the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program that specific provisions set forth in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22 Sections 51323(a)(2)(A), 51323(a)(3)(B), 51231.1(f), and 51231.2(e), shall not apply to medical transportation eligible to be billed under the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program. Read PPL 13-001-LEA...

Transportation Billing in California

Summary California regulations previously prevented school districts from receiving federal reimbursement for eligible transportation services when provided to students that did not require the use of a wheelchair or transportation in the prone or supine position. In September 2012, Governor Brown signed AB 2608 (Bonilla) into law, temporarily expanding transportation billing for schools under...

California Assembly Bill No. 2608 (AB 2608) – 2012

This bill revises provisions that dictate billing for transportation services under the LEA Billing Option program and eliminated the January 1, 2013 sunset clause on regulations originally initiated with SB 231 in 2001. Read AB 2608 as Chaptered, September 2012... Read an issue analysis of billing for transportation services under the LEA Billing Option program in California...

[Correction] AB 2608 Passes California Legislature: Reauthorizes SB 231 and Expands Transportation Billing for LEAs

This news item has been corrected to reflect an effective date of January 1, 2013 for the new statute. On August 28, AB 2608 (Bonilla, 2012) passed the California legislature and will soon be chaptered into law. This bill garnered bi-partisan support in part due to major changes that will allow schools to recover more federal reimbursements for eligible transportation services provided under the...

22 CCR § 51323: Medical Transportation Services

California regulation dictating scope and duration of benefits for medical transportation services. View the most recent CCR text (search 'Title 22', section '51323')...

22 CCR § 51231.2: Wheelchair Van Requirements

California regulation dictating standards for participation regarding wheelchair van requirements. View the most recent CCR text (search "Title: 22", section "51231.2')...