Medi-Cal to Delay Payments for Two Weeks in June

Medi-Cal to Delay Payments for Two Weeks in June

 

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently announced it would delay payments for two weeks in June so that those claims are paid out of the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. This “checkwrite” delay will impact providers as outlined below.

Fee-for-service provider payments
Payments to providers who render services through Medi-Cal funded programs that are scheduled for the June 18, 2015, checkwrite will be deferred to July 2, 2015. Programs impacted include:

  • Medi-Cal (including 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 25, 2015, checkwrite will be deferred to July 2, 2015. Programs impacted include:

  • Medi-Cal (including 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