What is the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)?
CPSP is a statewide program that provides enhanced reimbursement for a wide range of services to Medi-Cal eligible pregnant and postpartum women.
CPSP was developed from OB Access, a successful perinatal demonstration project for low-income women that was conducted from 1979 to 1982 in 13 California counties. Comprehensive services were shown to reduce the low birthweight rate by one-third and to save approximately $2 in short-term NICU costs for every $1 spent. Because of these positive results, a statewide program to deliver these services was legislated in 1984.
What services are provided under CPSP?
Assessments, reassessments, treatment, interventions and referrals are provided in the areas of:
- Health education
- Psychosocial services
They also provide Case coordination, Perinatal and parenting education and Vitamin/mineral supplements
Who can bill for CPSP services?
Only State-approved providers can bill for CPSP services.
Where can I find a CPSP provider?
For a list of CPSP providers click here.
Who can be a CPSP provider?
A CPSP-approved provider must be one of the following:
- Physician (OB/gyn, family or general practice, pediatrician)
- Medical group (which includes one of the above)
- Certified Nurse Midwife, Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
- Hospital, Community or County clinic
In order to bill for CPSP services, the provider must:
- Have a current Medi-Cal provider number
- Be certified as a CPSP provider by CA Department of Health Services
Who can deliver CPSP services?
- Physician (as listed above), Physician Assistant
- Certified Nurse Midwife, Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, LVN
- Registered Dieticians
- Social Workers, Psychologists, MFCC
- Health Educators
- Comprehensive Perinatal Health Workers
Services can be provided by an single practitioner or by a team.
CPSP Presentation Resources