​​​​​​​Community Health Workers​

​​​​DHCS Proposal to add Community Health Workers

​The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is adding Community Health Worker (CHW) services as a Medi-Cal benefit starting July 1, 2022.

DHCS conducted four stakeholder meetings to receive input on how to meet federal requirements for the SPA to add CHW services. Based upon stakeholder input, DHCS formally submitted SPA 22-0001​ to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 29, 2022. CMS has until July 30, 2022, to take action on the SPA. 
DHCS expects to publish the Medi-Cal Provider Manual section for CHW services in July 2022, and will seek stakeholder input on the policy in fee-for-service in May.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to CHWBenefit@dhcs.ca.gov. DHCS appreciates your collaboration and partnership on this important effort.

Resources​​​

CHWs in other State Medicaid Programs

Last modified date: 5/3/2022 3:45 PM