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State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-001 Targeted Case Management Services
On Thursday, October 22, 2020, DHCS announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-001, with an effective date of January 2, 2016. For California LEAs billing for Targeted Case Management (TCM) services, SPA 16-001 now allows for TCM services...
Roundup of Recently Published PPLs for California’s LEA Billing Program
LEA Billing Program Legislative Report FY 2018/19
California to Spend Additional $650M On Special Education

News Focus: RMTS
Roundup of Recently Published PPLs for California’s LEA Billing Program
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has sent out another round of LEA Billing Policy and Procedure Letters (PPLs) as it continues to solidify implementation of State Plan Amendment 15-021. Paradigm’s roundup is below, including key takeaways. PPL 20-038, August 11 – Increase in...
PPL 20-031: Random Moment Time Survey (RMTS) Participant Equivalency Process
PPL 20-023: Submitting Quarterly Random Moment Time Survey (RMTS) Percentage Results to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
PPL 20-022: Notification of Random Moment Time Survey Requirement for the Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option program

News Focus: National Matters
California to Spend Additional $650M On Special Education
California’s method of funding special education will become streamlined and a little more equitable, thanks to a provision in the recently passed state budget. The 2020-21 budget fixes a decades-old quirk in the funding formula that had left vast differences between school districts in how...
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Releases Guidance Document on Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools
Disability rights groups, school administrators spar over possible changes to special education laws
Telehealth & LEA School-Based Services, An Open Letter