Defines ACEs, explains how to administer the ACE Questionnaire for Adults, applies a clinical algorithm to assess risk of toxic stress physiology, and incorporate screening results into clinical care and follow … 4CA wanted to ensure ACEs screening would be recognized under California state law and be included in the Medi-Cal plan within the EPSDT benefit. Beginning January 1, 2020, California physicians were able to receive an incentive payment of $29 for each pediatric patient screened for ACEs using the PEARLs ( Pediatrics Adverse … Last year, the California Department of Health Care Services rolled out its plans for universal screening for trauma among its pediatric and adult Medicaid population. Medi-Cal will begin reimbursing for ACEs screenings for both children and adults up to 65 years of age, except for those dually eligible for Medi-Cal … Effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2020, screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is a Medi-Cal covered benefit. There is a growing … That’s why California Governor Gavin Newsom included $45 million in the state's 2019-2020 budget to screen Medi-Cal recipients for ACEs, and why California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, who leads the screening effort, has pledged to reduce the burden of ACEs … However, due to the state’s confusing medical necessity … Mariel Gingrich 2/12/198:18 AM . California ACEs Action (CA) Blog; Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma; Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma.