School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA)


The School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA) Program is authorized under the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC), Section 14132.47, and is funded by federal and local funds.

The SMAA 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 administration of the Medi-Cal program. LGAs and LECs must have a signed contract with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to claim federal reimbursement and an approved claiming plan.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is a LEC, and is located in Region 11 of the California County Superintendent Educational Services Association.