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Supervisor, Medi-Cal Programs

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Local Education Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program

Questions about either one of our programs, Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) Program or the Local Education Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program can be emailed to


The Local Education Agency (LEA) Medi-Cal Billing Option Program is a fee-for-service program authorized by state and federal governments. In 1986 Congress authorized schools to bill the Medicaid (note: in California, Medicaid is called Medi-Cal) program for some health related services. Services reimbursed by Medi-Cal currently include certain health services for all students in the district as well as specific services for students with disabilities. The health related services for students with disabilities include both assessment and the treatment(s) specified on a student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) including audiology, counseling, nursing services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and transportation related to these services. Medi-Cal regulations set the same high professional standards for school-based providers as providers who work in hospitals, rehabilitations centers, and other settings.

As per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations, school districts provide all required services as specified on a child’s IEP at no cost to parents.  However, school districts can be reimbursed for a percentage of the cost of those services from the federal government’s Medicaid program which increases the ability to provide health related services for all students.

For more information on the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program please refer to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website link:

Should you have questions regarding this program or the billing logs, please contact our office at (925) 942-5391.

Medi-Cal Programs
Supervisor, Medi-Cal Programs 925.942.5391
Division Project Specialist, Medi-Cal Programs 925.942.3340
FAX, Medi-Cal Administrative Activities   925.942.5360

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Page updated on: December 20, 2017

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