Deferred Invoices/Interim Claiming
SMAA Deferrals

The SMAA program is currently in deferral because CMS has determined that numerous LEAs were out of compliance with OMB Circular A-87. Their claims were not deemed reasonable and necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the Medi-Cal program. The deferral period is from Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2011 Quarter 1, to FY 2011-2012 Quarter 4, although some LEA invoices are deferred starting from FY 2009-2010 Quarter 4.

Interim Claiming

CMS allowed LEAs to submit interim claims for FY 2012-2013 and FY 2013-2014 under the following Interim Claiming Conditions:
- Interim claims will be subjected to a “backcasting” methodology
- State must implement Random Moment Time Sampling for FY 2014-2015

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Related Links:
CMS Review of CA School Based Administrative Claiming Program
CMS Deferral Resolution
CMS Interim Claiming Letter
DHCS Deferral Proposal Letter
SMAA Backcasting Methodology