Medi-Cal County Inmate Program Effective Date Changed

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued a Medi-Cal NewsFlash yesterday updating providers on when they can submit claims directly to DHCS for the Medi-Cal County Inmate Program (MCIP).  In a previous NewsFlash  published on October 11, 2016, DHCS informed providers that they may submit claims directly to DHCS for MCIP for dates of service on or after October 24, 2016, once the county responsible for the inmate signed a MCIP agreement.  However, DHCS has now informed providers that these agreements will not be effective until April 1, 2017, at the earliest.

MCIP implementing documents can be found on the CHEAC website.

If you would like to receive updates from DHCS related to MCIP, please send a request to: