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(a) Pediatric day health care provided by a health facility licensed under paragraph (11) of subdivision (a) of Section 1250.1 of the Health and Safety Code is a covered benefit under this chapter subject to terms, conditions, and utilization controls developed by the department. Pediatric day care does not include inpatient long-term care or family respite care.
(b) The department shall publish emergency regulations for pediatric day health care services by October 1, 1997. These regulations shall reimburse providers at a rate that shall be determined by the department, consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care until a new rate is determined on the basis of a cost study conducted by the department.
(c) Coverage for pediatric day health care services shall be available only to the extent that no additional net program costs are incurred.
(d) The department shall not approve a request for authorization of pediatric day health care when the beneficiary for whom the authorization is requested is an inpatient in a licensed health care facility.
(e) The department shall not approve a request for authorization of pediatric day care if the department determines that the total cost incurred by the Medi-Cal program for providing pediatric day health care services and all other medically necessary services to the individual beneficiary is greater than the total cost incurred by the Medi-Cal program in providing medically equivalent services at the beneficiary's otherwise appropriate level of institutional or home care.
(f) Coverage for pediatric day health care services shall be available only to the extent that federal financial participation in the cost of providing these services is available pursuant to a federally approved state plan amendment including those services as a Medi-Cal program benefit.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 14132.10 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/welfare-and-institutions-code/wic-sect-14132-10/
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