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​​​​What is Random Moment Time Study (RMTS)?

RMTS is the distribution of a random moment to a Time Study Participant (TSP) every quarter during the regular school year beginning January 1, 2015.  In the state of California, school district participation in the School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA) program requires completion of this statistically valid way of determining the amount of time and effort a TSP spends performing Medi-Cal school health-related services, Medi-Cal administrative and outreach activities, and other school/education-based activities. 

Who can participate in RMTS?

A TSP is someone who routinely performs Medi-Cal school health services prescribed in an IEP and administrative activities that support Medi-Cal school health services.

A TSP cannot be 100% federally funded.

How does RMTS work?

A TSP is randomly selected and assigned a moment in time to create time study sample moments.  A moment is one, single-assigned minute.  A TSP is required to respond in a timely manner to each and every moment assigned.  An assigned moment will expire after five consecutive student attendance days.  A school district must maintain an 85% collective TSP response rate for the time study to be valid.

When a moment is assigned, a TSP will respond to the initial question, "Were you working," by selecting one of the following responses.

  • Yes, I was working.
  • No, I was on paid time off.
  • No, I was on unpaid time off.
  • No, moment was before/after my work day.
  • No, I was on break.
  • No, I was on a paid lunch.
  • No, I was on an unpaid lunch.

If the TSP responds, "Yes, I was working," then the TSP is prompted to answer the three following questions to complete documentation of the activity performed.

  1. Who were you with?
  2. What were you doing?
  3. Why were you performing the activity?


Provided by DHCS:

DHCS Coder Training 2022
​​DHCS TSP Training Slides (September 2021)​​

Provided by Region 9 LEC:

Welcome to RMTS 2022-2023 Q4
Welcome to RMTS 2022-2023 Q3