March 30, 2020
Dear Service Providers,
On March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency for California, as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak (otherwise being referred to as Coronavirus). This memo will provide guidance to service providers for State of Emergency (SOE) billing for Los Angeles County.
When billing for the month of March 2020, providers may bill for nonresidential services and/or appointments that were not provided due to the precautionary measures for COVID-19 or a direct relation to COVID-19. We highly recommend that our providers keep clear documentation that supports the closure of your agency, cancelation of service, and SOE billing in the event of a future audit. If your services have been impacted by COVID-19 for the month of March 2020, please follow the billing guidance below. If you were not impacted by COVID-19, bill as you normally would.