Telehealth

PPL 20-014: CA Telehealth Policy Relative to the 2019 - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Monday, May 11, 2020, DHCS released PPL 20-014, titled “Telehealth Policy Relative to the 2019 -Novel Coronavirus…


Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services

On March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom issued executive order N-39-20 to temporarily expand telehealth services. This order…


Telehealth & LEA School-Based Services, An Open Letter

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) need immediate telehealth policy accommodations…


DHCS News Roundup

Over the past week, DHCS sent a handful of email announcements to LEAs regarding the operations of LEA Billing.  For…


Free Care Manual Update & Service Rates Expected September 2016

In an email dated August 30, 2016, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced several updates to…


California Implements Billing for Telehealth LEA Speech Therapy Services

Effective July 1, 2016, speech-language assessment services and speech therapy treatment services, as defined in the…


LEA Ad-Hoc Advisory Workgroup Publishes December 2015 Meeting Minutes

The LEA Ad-HOc Advisory Workgroup, comprised of LEA representatives, DHCS, and the California Department of Education…


Telehealth Speech Therapy Services Billable for California LEAs Starting June 2016

DHCS has published a policy and procedure letter (PPL) announcing the forthcoming implementation of telehealth for…


California Takes New Steps Towards Implementing Telehealth Billing for Schools

In meeting minutes published this March, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that…


Is California Ready for Telehealth Growth?

A convergence of trends -- health care reform, a shortage of physicians and advances in technology -- will result in…