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Medi-Cal Consent
Posted 7/21/18

Parental Consent for Medi-Cal Billing in Schools 2017-2018


Fremont Unified School District participates in the Local Education Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program offered through the California Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicaid Services. The program allows for the school district to receive federal reimbursement funds for some health services provided to Medi-Cal eligible students while they are at school. The funds are reinvested back into the school programs to benefit students and their families.


Fremont Unified School District can bill Medi-Cal for assessments and services for students who have and Individualized Education Plan (IEP), as well as for students who, upon assessment, do not qualify for Special Education services. The areas of service include speech, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and nursing services. 


Consistent with the following Codes of Federal Regulations:

34 CFR 300.154(d)(2)(iv), 34 CFR 300.154(d)(2)(v), 34 CFR 99.30 and 34 CFR 300.622:

Parental consent must be obtained before Fremont Unified School District can submit Medi-Cal claims for the student’s billable health services. This is a one-time consent that can be revoked by the parent at any time.

The services that Fremont Unified School District provides to the student will not be affected in any way by the parent’s consent or refusal.

The parent/student will never pay a fee for health services provided to the student by Fremont Unified School District. The parent/student’s Medi-Cal benefits will never be affected in any way.

The student’s medical/educational records may be disclosed to Medi-Cal for the purpose of authenticating claims.

Fremont Unified School District will provide annual written notice to parents before accessing their child’s public insurance benefits Fremont Unified School District.