BCCTP Applicants Granted Presumptive Eligibility

April 16, 2021

In the continued effort to align all Presumptive Eligibility (PE) Programs, Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) applications granted PE will populate in the Medi-Cal Eligibility Data System (MEDS) with an automated termination date of the end of the following month. As soon as the applicant fulfills the requirement to apply for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits from their county, this termination date will drop off and they will continue in PE until BCCTP makes the continuing eligibility decision. Also, the plastic Benefits Identification Card (BIC) will be issued when BCCTP makes the continuing eligibility decision. The “Confirmation Document” that is generated when Every Woman Counts (EWC) and Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) providers submit a BCCTP Enrollment Application should be used to obtain services by Medi-Cal providers during the PE period.

Providers are expected to hand-deliver, email or mail out to a BCCTP applicant, the “Confirmation Document” and the “Directions to Apply for Medi-Cal” that are generated together when the application is submitted. The “Confirmation Document” tells the applicants if they were granted PE and gives them their BIC number so they can obtain services. The “Directions of Apply for Medi-Cal” explains what the applicants must do in order for their benefits to continue beyond the end of the following month and serves as a notification that the benefits will terminate if they do not comply.

Questions concerning BCCTP PE should be sent to BCCTP@dhcs.ca.gov.