Funding Sources For Therapies

Funding Sources For Therapies



When it comes to funding our kids' medical and therapeutic needs, it's easy to get lost in the piles of paperwork for claims, denials, and appeals. Here are some resources we've gathered to help parents figure out how to pay for therapeutic services and medical supplies.

How do I use Medi-Cal as secondary insurance?

Families who already have health insurance coverage for their child can still benefit from Medi-Cal as a secondary insurance to pay for certain expenses that your primary health insurance doesn’t cover. First, you need to make sure your physician, facility, or service accepts Medi-Cal. If they do, they can bill your primary insurance before billing the amount not covered to Medi-Cal. For services or supplies that aren’t completely covered by your primary insurance, you will need a written denial of coverage from your primary insurance as well as a prescription or order from your doctor showing that the service, medication, or supplies are medically necessary.



How do I use Medi-Cal as secondary insurance?

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