Posted on 08/23/2013 at 12:00 AM by
I have had the pleasure in the last two weeks to hear Jim Donoghue speak on updates and changes to Medicaid. Attached to this blog are a couple of resources (PDF) from Jim to help you educate your staff on these changes as well. Probably the biggest change is that for any parent who signed consent after July 1, 2013 for your district to bill Medicaid, you are done for as long as that student lives in your district. No yearly consent to bill signature is now needed even if the services change or new billable services are added!
Also new is the fact the AEA and LEA will need separate "one time" consents signed. As a favor to each other, please prompt the signing of both AEA and LEA consents at the IEP meeting. I have attached the new consents (PDF) to this blog for you to upload.
The rest of the changes you can read in these two complete handouts Jim developed for nurses (Word Doc) and administrators! (PDF)