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.
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, moment was before/after work day
- No, moment was during a paid time off
- No, moment was during an unpaid time off
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.
- Who were you with?
- What were you doing?
- Why were you performing the activity?