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Emergency Medical Services Appropriation (EMSA)

This California Department of Public Health Program is no longer available.

 This program provided reimbursement for uncompensated emergency services provided by physicians to medically indigent individuals.  CHIP counties received and directly administered EMSA funds, while RHS counties had the option of administering the funds themselves or asking the State to administer the funds through the EMSA Contract Back Program.  Due to budgetary cutbacks in fiscal year 2009-2010, the EMSA Program was terminated on July 1, 2009.  Those counties participating in the EMSA Contract Back Program can refer to the program for instructions on submitting claims for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. 

Last modified on: 1/13/2011 1:32 PM