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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 7. Basic Health Care [14000 - 14199.67]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 4. )

ARTICLE 2.98. California Children’s Services Program and Medi-Cal Managed Care Contracts [14094 - 14094.3]
  ( Article 2.98 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 917, Sec. 2. )

14094.
  

For purposes of this article “CCS” means California Children’s Services.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 917, Sec. 2. Effective September 28, 1994.)

14094.1.
  

(a) The director shall investigate and to the extent feasible require any managed care contractor serving children with conditions eligible under the CCS program, to maintain and follow standards of care established by the program, including use of paneled providers and CCS approved special care centers and to follow treatment plans approved by the program, including specified services and providers of services. If there are insufficient paneled providers willing to enter into contracts with the managed care contractor, the program shall seek to establish new paneled providers willing to contract. If a paneled provider cannot be found, the managed care contractor shall seek program approval to use a specific nonpaneled provider with appropriate qualifications.

(b) The director shall investigate and to the extent feasible require any managed care contractor serving children with conditions eligible under the CCS program, to report expenditures and savings separately for CCS covered services and CCS eligible children.

(c) (1) If the managed care contractor is paid according to a capitated or risk-based payment methodology, there shall be a separate actuarially sound rate for CCS eligible children.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a managed care pilot project may, if approval is obtained from the state CCS program director, utilize an alternative rate structure for CCS eligible children.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 917, Sec. 2. Effective September 28, 1994.)

14094.2.
  

(a) This article is not intended, and shall not be interpreted, to permit any reduction in benefits or eligibility levels under the CCS program. Any medically necessary service not available under the managed care contracts authorized under this article shall remain the responsibility of the state and county.

(b) (1) In Whole Child Model counties authorized pursuant to Article 2.985 (commencing with Section 14094.4), in order to ensure that CCS benefits are provided to enrollees with a CCS-eligible condition according to CCS program standards, there shall be oversight by the department for both services covered and not covered by the managed care contract.

(2) In counties not listed in Section 14094.5, in order to ensure that CCS benefits are provided to enrollees with a CCS-eligible condition according to CCS program standards, there shall be oversight by the department and local CCS program agencies for both services covered and not covered by the managed care contract.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 625, Sec. 5. (SB 586) Effective January 1, 2017.)

14094.3.
  

(a) Notwithstanding this article or Section 14093.05 or 14094.1, CCS covered services shall not be incorporated into any Medi-Cal managed care contract entered into after August 1, 1994, pursuant to Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 14087.3), Article 2.8 (commencing with Section 14087.5), Article 2.9 (commencing with Section 14088), Article 2.91 (commencing with Section 14089), Article 2.95 (commencing with Section 14092); or either Article 1 (commencing with Section 14200), or Article 7 (commencing with Section 14490) of Chapter 8, until January 1, 2022, and until the evaluation required pursuant to Section 14094.18 has been completed, except for contracts entered into pursuant to the Whole Child Model program, as described in Article 2.985 (commencing with Section 14094.4), or for county organized health systems or Regional Health Authority in the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Solano, Yolo, Marin, and Napa.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, providers serving children under the CCS program who are enrolled with a Medi-Cal managed care contractor but who are not enrolled in a pilot project pursuant to subdivision (c) shall continue to submit billing for CCS covered services on a fee-for-service basis until CCS covered services are incorporated into the Medi-Cal managed care contracts described in subdivision (a).

(c) (1) The department may authorize a pilot project in Solano County in which reimbursement for conditions eligible under the CCS program may be reimbursed on a capitated basis pursuant to Section 14093.05, and provided all CCS program’s guidelines, standards, and regulations are adhered to, and the CCS program’s case management is utilized.

(2) During the time period described in subdivision (a), the department may approve, implement, and evaluate limited pilot projects under the CCS program to test alternative managed care models tailored to the special health care needs of children under the CCS program. The pilot projects may include, but need not be limited to, coverage of different geographic areas, focusing on certain subpopulations, and the employment of different payment and incentive models. Pilot project proposals from CCS program-approved providers shall be given preference. All pilot projects shall utilize CCS program-approved standards and providers pursuant to Section 14094.1.

(d) For purposes of this section, CCS covered services include all program benefits administered by the program specified in Section 123840 of the Health and Safety Code regardless of the funding source.

(e) This section shall not be construed to exclude or restrict CCS-eligible children from enrollment with a managed care contractor, or from receiving from the managed care contractor with which they are enrolled primary and other health care unrelated to the treatment of the CCS-eligible condition.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 625, Sec. 6. (SB 586) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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