Education event

COVID-19 Administrative Day Reimbursement for Hospitals Webinar

Originally recorded on December 15, 2020



The Department of Health Care Services will allow public and private hospitals caring for Medi-Cal Fee-for-Service beneficiaries to request COVID-19-related Acute Administrative Day (AAD) reimbursement. This allowance will be retroactive to March 18, 2020, and will extend through the duration of the declared public health emergency.

Reimbursement for AADs will require an understanding of which patients qualify and documentation detailing the COVID-19 clinical course, specific coding and roadblocks to patient placement. For most hospitals, a Treatment Authorization Request will also be required prior to billing.

Register now to learn more about the reimbursement requirements and process for AADs.

Who should participate?
Chief Financial Officers, Case Management


  • Clarification of “COVID-19 Acute Administrative Days”
  • Identifying which patients qualify for AAD reimbursement
  • Documentation requirements, clinical course, coding, placement roadblocks
  • Retroactive billing date, duration of AAD temporary reimbursement


Becky See
Data Analysis and Systems Branch Chief
CA Department of Health Care Services

Timothy L. Van Natta, MD, MS-Fin
Chief, Clinical Assurance Division
CA Department of Health Care Services

Moderator | Ryan Witz
Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives
California Hospital Association


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