Expanding Access to School Health Services through the Free Care Policy Reversal
The change in the free care policy presents an important opportunity to increase access to and resources for school health services. While the December 2014 State Medicaid Director letter clarified that school health services delivered to the general student population, not just those included in student Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), are reimbursable by Medicaid, action is required from states and school districts to implement this change.
Join us for this webinar to learn about the opportunities presented by the free care policy reversal and how states are moving forward with implementing this change. The webinar will include a deep dive on what can be inferred from the recently approved Massachusetts Medicaid state plan amendment (SPA) that allows for the expansion of school health services and will explain the importance of closely monitoring implementation of the Massachusetts SPA. The webinar will also highlight action steps you can take in your state to leverage the opportunity presented by the free care policy reversal.
Lena O’Rourke, on behalf of Healthy Schools Campaign
Alex Mays, Healthy Schools Campaign
Sarah Somers, National Health Law Program
Eva Marie Stahl, Community Catalyst