IEHP Begins Payment on Prop 56 Supplemental Payments for Physician Services March 12, 2018 Medi-Cal, Prop 56, Resources IEHP, Prop 56 0 IEHP has announced that it will begin issuing the first payments for the Prop 56 supplemental payments to providers on March 16th, 2018, prior to receiving funding from the State. These supplemental paymenst are for claims paid/encounters received on (or before) December 31st, 2017, related to service dates from July 1, 2017 – September 30th, 2017. Prop 56, which funds healthcare, research, and prevention of tobacco use, includes supplemental payments for physicians who participate in Medi-Cal FFS and Medi-Cal Managed Care. The supplemental payments are based on the submission of specific CPT codes through claims or encounters to your IPA or IEHP if directly contracted. California voters approved the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act (also known as Prop 56), which increased the excise tax rate on cigarettes and tobacco products. As a result, Assembly Bill (AB) 120 was passed to appropriate Prop 56 funds for specified DHCS health care expenditures during the 2017-2018 state fiscal year. Therefore, this supplemental payment for physician services is based on the payment requirements set forth by DHCS. For more information contact IEHP’s Provider Service Representatives at 909-890-2054 with any questions. Click here for an FAQ on this supplemental payment program, including questions concerning CPT codes. Visit our Medi-Cal Resource Center for more helpful information. Comments are closed.