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')...

LEA Transportation Language Amended in ‘SB 231 Reauthorization’ Bill (AB 2608, Bonilla)

New language included in proposed bill AB 2608, amended on June 28, essentially carves out LEA transportation services from the California Code of Regulation (CCR) section that has been cited when restricting billing for these services to wheelchair-bound eligible students only. This is great news for schools regarding the potential immediacy of implementing the 'expansion' of transportation...

Policy Brief: Coordinator Perspective on School Medi-Cal Programs, Results from Paradigm’s Policy Impact Survey

Earlier this year, Paradigm’s Policy & Research Division distributed a Policy Impact Survey to more than 170 California Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), including a handful of Local Educational Consortium (LEC) and Local Governmental Agency (LGA) program coordinators. The results published in this brief are intended to promote a better understanding of the role current policy issues play in...

Bill to Reauthorize SB 231 (Ortiz, 2001), Moving Through California Legislature

Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (D–Concord) is sponsoring Assembly Bill No. 2608 (AB 2608), a bill that seeks to reauthorize the California statute first established under Senate Bill No. 231 (SB 231). On April 17, 2012, AB 2608 cleared the first hurdle on its way to approval when it was unanimously passed out of the state Assembly Committee on Health. The bill moves next to the Committee on...

Governor Brown Signs SB 81, Sparing School-to-Home Transportation for Regular and Special Education Students from a $248 Million Midyear Cut

California school-to-home transportation funding was spared a scheduled $248 million midyear cut, which would have disproportionately affected school districts, on Friday, February 10, with the signing of SB 81. Under this law midyear cuts will be evenly made to funds for all California school districts through a general-purpose revenue limit reduction. On February 10, 2012, California Governor...

42 CFR Part 440.170: Transportation Services

Federal regulation dictating eligible transportation services under the larger umbrella of state-federal medical assistance programs, "Any other medical care or remedial care recognized under State law and specified by the Secretary." CFR-2011-title42-vol4-sec440-170.pdf

Maximizing Federal Funding for Health Care in Schools

This Advocacy Brief analyzes to major opportunities for improving school-based federal reimbursements through the LEA Billing program in California: 1. allowing billing for medically necessary transportation services as supported by the full extent of the California Code of Regulations, and 2. allowing billing for all necessary services provided to Medicaid-covered students, including regular...

CMS 2287-F2: Rescission of Final Rule

This final rule rescinds the December 28, 2007 final rule, CMS 2287-F: "Elimination of Reimbursement under Medicaid for School Administration Expenditures and Costs Related to Transportation of School-Age Children Between Home and School,'' which sought unsuccessfully to end administrative claiming and billing for related transportation services under the MAA and LEA Billing programs. View CMS...