Provider Relations General Information

​Provider Relations has put together several links to Medi-Cal and California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) which should help you answer many of your CCS related questions. State of California Children's Medical Service (CMS) branch issues updates through "This Computes!" and "Numbered Letters" and it is recommended that you review them regularly.

This Computes!
"This Computes!" contains up to date changes in billing, covered procedures and drugs, code changes, etc.

CCS Numbered Letters 
The California Department of Health Care services (DHCS) issues "Numbered Letters" to all California counties providing services, which inform counties of new or changed policies and/or procedures

Medi-Cal Home Page
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.

DHCS CCS Home Page
Providers and billers can find many useful and informative links about programs, policies or billing

Special Care Centers (SCCs)
Special Care Centers (SCCs) provide comprehensive, coordinated health care to California Children's Services (CCS) and Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP) clients with specific medical conditions.

Provider Manuals 
Provider manuals are a multi-part system customized to meet individual provider needs. These parts are designed to form an ideal working set of manuals. These manuals provide answers about your billing needs, such as learning about prior authorization (PAs) and billing for specific services or procedure codes.  In some cases, you may need to review more than one manual to research a particular area or question.

Service Code Grouping (SCG) Codes
This frequently updated table lists Service Codes within grouping. You can use it to check if the code you are billing is in the SCG listed on your SAR.

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