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School-Based Medicaid Reimbursement Bill Advances
From Covering Kids & Families of Indiana Newsletter 2.18.21
If passed into law, the bill will allow schools seek federal reimbursement for Medicaid eligible services already provided by schools under federal and state mandates. Estimates suggest this could mean tens of millions of dollars returned to Indiana schools, which could be used in a variety of ways such as funding special projects, expanding academic programming or reinvesting into student health and support services.
While Indiana currently allows for reimbursement of services under Individualized Education Programs, the bill would add reimbursement for services under Section 504 plans, behavioral intervention plans or individualized healthcare plans. Also reimbursable would be Medicaid eligible nursing services provided by a licensed nurse.
The bill will next be assigned to a House committee, where its House Sponsors Representatives Mike Karickhoff and Ann Vermillion will make the case for continuing its journey into becoming law.
Pandemic Snap benefits: Those that have children on free and reduced lunch will receive their EBT card in the mail by the end of May if you are not already receiving SNAP benefits. It will be $319 per school aged child. You do not need to apply for this benefit. The DOE will provide your information to FSSA. https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/ 5767.htm?fbclid= IwAR0zhdr9tS1wMovtNNPngc55HCms QSX_4k_E_ GRAjPpNRHWF5ExZgCLUjOE
From The Arc Autism Insurance Project in collaboration with Family Voices Indiana and About Special Kids Feel free to contact Family Voices Indiana at 317 944 8982 or email@example.com if you need additional resources or support. Sample Medical Order, Letter of Medical Necessity and Appeal Letter for ABA Services – Medicaid under EPSDT (ages 0-21) EPSDT – Early, Periodic Screening Diagnosis and T reatment MEDICAL TREATMENT ORDER SAMPLE FORMAT The prescribing physician should include: Physician’s order for ABA therapy Letter of medical necessity written by the physician or ABA provider, which includes: Patient history Diagnosis and prognosis Description of recommended services and explanation of why the services are medically necessary What the benefit to the patient will be, and Recommended length of time for the services Medical Necessity According to the Health and Human Services website: Medical Necessity under EPSDT In a rep