Board Reduces Payment Rates for Medical and Mental Health Expenses

At its meetings on December 16, 2010 and February 17, 2011, the three-member Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board voted unanimously to reduce the medical and mental health reimbursement rates.

At the December 16, 2010 meeting of the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, the Board reduced the rate of payment for mental health interns to $75.00 per (individual and family) session hour. These rates are effective for dates of service and applications received on or after January 1, 2011. Please note, in making this change effective for applications received on or after January 1, 2011, the new rates will apply to all applications beginning with A11-XXXXXXX that have services provided by interns prior to January 1, 2011.

At the February 17, 2011 meeting, the Board set the following rates for medical expenses provided on or after April 1, 2011:

The rate reductions were necessary in order to ensure that the California Victim Compensation Program can continue to provide assistance to victims of crime.