Implementation Delay for Restoring Podiatry Services as Benefit

January 30, 2020

An article published in the December 2019 Medi-Cal Bulletin titled “Podiatry Services Restored as Medi-Cal Covered Benefits” announced that podiatry services previously eliminated as part of the optional benefits exclusion are reinstated as full Medi-Cal benefits.

The update did not occur as scheduled and implementation of this new benefit has been temporarily delayed. Providers are instructed to hold all claims for these services until further notice. Claims that have been denied will be reprocessed.