Updates to Eligibility Requirements for BCCTP Applicants

August 6, 2020

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) applicants must be denied full-scope Medi-Cal prior to the final BCCTP eligibility determination. Applying for Medi-Cal is a BCCTP eligibility requirement. Every Woman Counts (EWC) and Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) beneficiaries found to have a qualifying diagnosis, who have not applied to Medi-Cal within the last 30 days, should be instructed to apply for Medi-Cal. If they are found to be eligible, they will be enrolled into Medi-Cal and, therefore, will not be enrolled into BCCTP. This requirement includes applicants who may not otherwise be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal, such as undocumented individuals. Providers can continue to enroll qualified beneficiaries into BCCTP; they will remain in the BCCTP initial aid code until the Medi-Cal eligibility decision is completed by the county.

The document “Directions to Apply for Medi-Cal” in both English and Spanish is being added to ensure that the individual applying for BCCTP has something in writing with clear instructions. These documents print out with the “Confirmation Document”; which prints out after the provider has submitted an application into the BCCTP Application web portal. It is the responsibility of EWC and Family PACT providers to provide all three documents to the applicant. If for any reason the applicant is not present, the documents should be delivered to the applicant in the most effective method available.