A bill introduced at this year's Indiana General Assembly would allow schools to capture federal reimbursement for Medicaid eligible services currently provided to their students. Although Indiana currently allows for Medicaid reimbursement under Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Senate Bill 142 would permit the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning to apply for a state plan amendment allowing school corporations to seek Medicaid reimbursement for medically necessary, school-based, Medicaid covered services provided under federal or state mandates. In addition to those services delivered through an IEP, the legislation would allow reimbursement for services delivered through a plan under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, a behavioral intervention plan or an individualized healthcare plan. Also included for reimbursement would be medically necessary, Medicaid covered nursing services provided by a licensed and qualified nurse. Senate
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