Federal law makes Medicaid reimbursement available for health-related services that schools provide to meet the educational needs of students. By law, Medicaid claiming for Individualized Education Program (IEP) services cannot affect the student’s Medicaid eligibility or benefits. Subject to parental consent, participating Indiana public school corporations, including public charter schools, may claim Medicaid reimbursement for covered IEP services, such as therapies, nursing, mental health, audiology, and specialized transportation. Indiana public school corporations may also participate in school-based Medicaid Administrative Claiming to recover some of their state and local costs to provide administrative support activities to help any student with unmet health needs. Federal Medicaid dollars help schools fund a variety of student supports, including specialized equipment, qualified personnel, professional development, on-site medical services, and supplies.
- School Corp Medicaid Reimbursement Report – First Half of SFY 2019: IEP Services (pages 1-10) & MAC (last 4 pages)
Additional Resources and Information
- Medicaid Speech Coverage Policy Q&A
- Healthy Students, Promising Futures: State and Local Action Steps and Practices to Improve School-Based Health - U.S. Department of Education web site
- Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Rates 2009-2019
- Indiana MAC Time Study Participant Manual - Updated July 2016
- Medicaid Billing Guidebook - Updated December 2017 - The Guidebook is a high-level overview of Medicaid claiming for school-based health services and related administrative activities in Indiana.
- Medicaid Billing Tool Kit, 20th Edition – Updated December 2018 – The Tool Kit discusses Indiana Medicaid billing requirements for covered health-related services in a student’s IEP. It includes general billing guidelines for all IEP services, as well as coverage limitations, Medicaid provider qualifications and other billing details applicable to each type of Medicaid-covered IEP service.
- Update Log for the 20th Edition of the Medicaid Billing Tool Kit – Updated December 2018 – The Update Log identifies what changed from the previous edition of the Medicaid Billing Tool Kit.