The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows Medicaid to reimburse public schools for services provided to eligible special education students.
Under IDEA public schools can receive reimbursement for medically necessary services provided to Medicaid eligible special education students.
There are two types of Medicaid reimbursement School Based Services and Administrative Outreach Programs. The School-Based Medicaid Program is designed to ensure that eligible children who receive special education services have access to needed health care. Districts are required to notify the family of children who qualify for special education services and obtain consent prior to requesting reimbursement from Medicaid.
All Medicaid claims for public schools in Muskegon County are submitted through the Muskegon Area ISD, Medicaid services provided in public schools include programs to address physical, mental and emotional health.