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Medi-Cal to delay payments for up to three weeks in June



June 11, 2013

The California Department of Health Care Services recently announced it would delay payments for up to three weeks in June so that those claims are paid out of the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. This “checkwrite” delay will impact providers as outlined below.


Free-Standing Nursing Facility Level B and Free-Standing (Adult) Subacute Nursing Facility Level B Provider Payments


All Free-Standing Nursing Facility Level B and Free-Standing (Adult) Subacute Nursing Facility Level B provider payments scheduled for warrant dates June 13, June 20 and June 27, 2013, will be held until warrant date July 5, 2013, assuming a July 1, 2013, enactment of the 2013 – 2014 state budget.


Fee-for-Service Provider Payments


Payments to providers who render services through Medi-Cal funded programs that are scheduled for the June 20, 2013, checkwrite will be deferred to July 5, 2013, assuming a July 1, 2013, enactment of the 2013 – 2014 state budget. Programs impacted:


  • Medi-Cal (which includes Family PACT)

  • Child Health and Disability Prevention

  • Abortion

  • Fee-for-Service Provider Payments (Including State Only Programs)


    Payments to providers who render services through Medi-Cal and state funded programs that are scheduled for the June 27, 2013, checkwrite will be deferred to July 5, 2013, assuming a July 1, 2013, enactment of the 2013 – 2014 state budget. Programs impacted:


  • Medi-Cal (which includes Family PACT)

  • Child Health and Disability Prevention

  • Abortion

  • Healthy Families

  • California Children’s Services (CCS-State only, CCS-Healthy Families, CCS-Medi-Cal)

  • Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP-State only, GHPP-Medi-Cal)

  • Payments to the Every Woman Counts program are excluded from all June checkwrite holds.

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