ERIC Number: ED366127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Medicaid as a Resource for Students with Disabilities. Project FORUM.
Ahearn, Eileen M.
This report provides information for states and school districts on the use of Medicaid to support related services for students with disabilities. The report first presents some background material on the Medicaid program, including information about relevant laws and regulations. The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment component and its interface with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are also discussed. Procedures for accessing Medicaid reimbursement are briefly considered in an overview of billing practices that schools can follow. The current status of schools' involvement in the Medicaid program is presented, based on data from a recent survey of all states. Survey results are summarized. Additional issues and concerns are discussed, especially as related to the fiscal and eligibility features of the Medicaid program. The report concludes that Medicaid reimbursements for services provided to students with disabilities in schools are a potentially significant resource for districts. Appendices include a list of treatment services federally approved for Medicaid assistance and data on the states' activities in accessing Medicaid for student Individualized Education Program services. (Contains an annotated bibliography of 18 items plus a list of 16 individual and organizational resources.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Medical Services, National Surveys, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Secondary School Students, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis Treatment Prog; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Medicaid