COVID-19 Medi-Cal subacute care programs

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has issued guidance Medi-Cal subacute care programs because of COVID-19.  DHCS will not waive Medi-Cal subacute staffing minimums.  DHCS has placed a hold on the lifting of Bans of Admission, bed increases, and new applications until further notice.

Ongoing training requirements are suspended.

Providers can cover CNA staffing hour shortages with excess licensed staffing hours as long as the hour shortages and excesses occur on the same day.

At pediatric subacute care units only, programs can reduce the number of Service Coordinator/Social Worker staffing hours.  (PPL 20-01, April 10, 2020.)