LEA Medi-Cal Billing Services

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San Joaquin County Office of Education has provided Medi-Cal billing services since 1992. As a non-for-profit educational entity, we recognize the fiscal challenges and time constraints districts face and take measures to work with staff to maximize Medi-Cal reimbursement. The Local Educational Agency (LEA) Medi-Cal Billing Option Program provides the federal share of reimbursement for health assessment and treatment services for Medi-Cal eligible students within the school environment. The program, facilitated by the Centers for Medicaid Services and the California Department of Health Care Services, allows local education agencies to become Medi-Cal providers and bill Medi-Cal for the direct health care services provided by the medical professionals they employ, as well as those with whom they contract. The funds that are reimbursed to the LEAs are reinvested back into program services to directly benefit school children and their families.