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Reminder: Individuals Now Eligible for Medi-Cal Under New ACA Aid Codes

February 14, 2014

As announced in the December 2013 Medi-Cal Update, effective January 1, 2014, the Department of Health Care Services implemented new aid codes to allow individuals access to Medi-Cal covered services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). These aid codes are now available for billing.

Over the next year, a large percentage of individuals will be newly eligible for Medi-Cal or transitioning to these new aid codes. Most of these aid codes are full-scope and can be billed by any provider for medically necessary Medi-Cal covered services, including long term care.

Admissions and billing staff should incorporate these new aid codes into billing processes and systems. For more information, providers may refer to the ACA page of the Medi-Cal website for previously published ACA articles, aid code updates and related news. Providers may also refer to the Aid Codes Master Chart section of the Part 1 manual.