CMAA Program Description
The Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) Program is funded by federal and local funds. The MAA Program is authorized under the California's Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC), Section 14132.47.
The Department issues Policy and Procedure Letters regarding the Program.
The MAA Program offers a way for Local Governmental Agencies (LGAs) and Local Educational Consortia (LECs) to obtain federal reimbursement for the cost of certain administrative activities necessary for the proper and efficient adminstration of the Medi-Cal program. MAA activities include: Medi-Cal outreach, Facilitating the Medi-Cal application, Non-emergency & non-medical transportation of Medi-Cal eligible individuals to Medi-Cal covered services, Contracting for Medi-Cal services, Program planning and policy development, MAA coordination and claims administration, TCM coordination and claims administration, Training, and General administration .
MAA may be provided by Local Governmental Agencies (LGAs) and Local Educational Consortia (LECs). An LGA is defined as a county or chartered city (WIC, Section 14132.47(o)). An LEC is defined law as a local agency that is one of the service regions of the California County Superintendent Educational Services Association (WIC, Section 14132.47(q)(1)).
The LGA and LEC must have a signed contract with the Department to claim federal reimbursement and an approved claiming plan. The claiming plan is the basis for determining the allowable costs and activities for which federal reimbursement may be claimed by a particular LGA or LEC See the LGA "Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Provider Manual" or the LEC "Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) Manual" for details on completion of the claiming plan.