2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Reimbursement for School-Based Services (language only)

Item 313 #38c

Item 313 #38c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 321, after line 18, insert:

"GGGG. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall review reimbursement of services covered under the state's Medicaid program provided by local education agencies to Medicaid eligible children and determine what services can be covered outside of a student's Individualized Education Plan consistent with federal rules and regulations.  The department shall evaluate options to consider to allow school divisions to draw down additional federal resources in supporting the needs of school children.  The department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by December 15, 2020."


(This amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to consider options to allow local education agencies to bill for services provided outside of an Individualized Education Plan and expand the services that are reimbursable.)