June 02, 2021
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently announced the details of its annual “checkwrite” delay. DHCS will delay certain payments for two weeks in June so that those claims are paid out of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. This checkwrite delay will impact providers who render services through Medi-Cal funded programs.
Medi-Cal fee-for-service payments scheduled with a warrant date of June 17, 2021, will be held until July 2, 2021. Payments to the following programs will be held during this time period:
- California Children’s Services (CCS)
- Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)
- Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT)
- Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP)
Medi-Cal funded fee-for-service payments scheduled for June 24, 2021, will be held until July 2, 2021. Payments to the following programs will be held during this time period:
- CCS (state-only)
- GHPP (state-only)
- Healthy Families
- Family PACT
Payments made to the Every Woman Counts (EWC) program will be excluded from the hold.