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Fee for Service Providers

This page is a resource for obtaining Medi-Cal documentation trainings, Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) treatment authorizations and other supportive provider materials

FFS Medi-Cal Documentation Training Page

Doctors MeetingAs a Fee-for-Service provider you are required to meet the documentation standards established by the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services. This training provides an overview of the required documentation standards.

Medi-Cal FFS Provider Line
(800) 798-2254

Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Provider Resource Materials

Select a category below to find additional materials.


New Provider Requirements

Beneficiary Materials



Communications & Updates

2022 Communication/Updates
2021 Communication/Updates
Archived Communication/Updates


Compliance Trainings


Provider Newsletter

Provider Services

Provider Services
Resources to Assist & Inform Medi-Cal Members' Health Care Choices

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Review - Inpatient

Review - Medication Quality Assurance

Review - Outpatient

SMHS Authorization Requests

Templates and Examples

Outpatient Services Templates
Outpatient Services Examples
For Prescribers Only Templates
For Prescribers Only Examples
Documentation Best Practices

Inpatient Authorization Requests