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August 25, 2014

Medicaid Reimbursement Woes Still Plague New York

New York State and the New York City school district tightened up Medicaid reimbursement rules in the wake of a record-setting settlement in 2009, but now the city is missing out on money it deserves, according to the city comptroller.

February 12, 2013

Ed. Department Eases School Access to Medicaid Funds

Districts will no longer have to ask for parental consent each time they seek reimbursement for therapy services they provide.

June 29, 2012

Health-Care Ruling Affects Students, Adults With Disabilities

Erasing lifetime limits on coverage and prohibiting companies from denying coverage for a preexisting condition are especially important for children and adults with disabilities.

December 05, 2011

Schools Ask for Easier Access to Medicaid for Special Education Services

The federal Education Department's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services has proposed changes to rules about Medicaid paperwork to make things easier on schools.

December 14, 2009

Children on Medicaid More Likely to Receive Antipsychotic Drugs

Children covered by the program were given the drugs at a rate four times higher than for children with private insurance.

April 25, 2008

The Battle Over Medicaid Funding

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to put a hold on new Medicaid rules that would prevent schools from being reimbursed for providing certain services on behalf of some students with disabilities. But the Senate Republican leadership is urging its colleagues to reject the...

January 25, 2008

Strategizing Medicaid

It's safe to say that school organizations are still stung by a federal decision made in December to stop reimbursing schools for some of the services schools provide to students with disabilities. (See my last story on this topic here.) When schools offer programs like speech or occupational thera...

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