Early Analysis of Governor Brown’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal

On Friday, January 9, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget for the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year. This is the start of a long process which will include revisions and necessary approvals by both the Assembly and Senate, with the final budget due by June 15th. Governor Brown's proposal includes $142 billion for services and programs under the Department of Health and...

Medicaid & CHIP: October Monthly Applications and Eligibility Determinations Report

This report is the first in a series of monthly reports on State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data, and represents State Medicaid and CHIP agency eligibility activity for the calendar month of October 2013, which coincides with the first month of the initial open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read the full CMS report here...   ...

PPL 13-013: CMAA/TCM Implementation Plan Amendment – MAA for Inmates

The purpose of this Policy & Procedure Letter is to notify LGA’s participating in the CMAA Program of an amendment to the "Time Survey Methodology for the County Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (CMAA) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Programs and CMAA Program Operational Plan". Per PPL 13-013 and the CMS approval letter which authorized it, effective immediately, CMAA program...

CMS Approves New Operational Plan for California’s County Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (CMAA) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Program

California's operational claiming plan for the County Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (CMAA) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) programs was released after several years of planning and coordination between the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California's Local Governmental Agencies (LGA) Committee, and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This new plan will...

Governor Releases May Revision: Signals Progress on Medi-Cal Expansion, Commitment to School Finance Proposal, and Weakened Fiscal Outlook

The California Budget Project (CBP) released its analysis of the Governor's May Revise of the proposed 2013-14 California state budget, released on May 14, 2013. "On May 14, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his 2013-14 budget proposal. This May Revision improves on the Governor's January budget proposal in some important ways, but also underscores key challenges still facing...

PPL 11-011: Interim Claiming for California’s County MAA Program

Notification of an approved interim claiming methodology for Local Governmental Agencies (LGAs) to obtain Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) reimbursements through the CMAA Program, beginning with Fiscal Year 2010/11. Read PPL 11-011 CMAA Interim Claiming Methodology...

PPL 10-007: CPE Requirements for California’s County MAA Program

Certified Public Expenditure (CPE) Requirements for Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for CMAA: This Policy and Procedure Letter (PPL) clarifies existing requirements and additional legislation for Federal claiming for CMAA. Read PPL 10-007-CPE FFP-CMAA_082010...

2010 CMAA LGA Provider Manual

The California County-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Manual (CMAA Manual) intends to help local governmental agencies (LGAs: counties and chartered cities) participate in the CMAA program and maintain proper documentation for their claiming units. This is the original LGA provider manual, last published in 2010 prior to the development and implementation of a new time survey methodology...