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Gender is No Barrier to Applying for Medi-Cal Pregnancy Services

May 12, 2017

All persons, regardless of gender identity, may request eligibility for pregnancy services when applying for Medi-Cal or other health insurance affordability programs.

A doctor must submit a Treatment Authorization Request (TAR) explaining that the services requested are medically necessary. The TAR overrides gender limitations on procedure codes and allows a person with a gender other than female, who is reporting a pregnancy, to receive pregnancy services.