Healthy Schools Campaign and NAME are pleased to announce this webinar series.
Interagency Collaboration at the Heart of Supporting LEAs in Idaho
December 17, 2020
- Karren Streagle, Medicaid Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
- Michael Case, Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Division of Medicaid
- Laurie VanderPloeg, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education, presented priorities related to COVID-19 and student health in schools.
CMS Update: The Basics of School Based Medicaid
November 18, 2020
Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Benefits and Coverage for a presentation on the basics of Medicaid school services. Topics covered include an overview of Medicaid requirements, CMS-issued guidance, and how Medicaid services furnished in a school-based setting have evolved. This webinar is presented jointly by the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) and Healthy Schools Campaign.
- Jan Covello, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Benefits of Coverage, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Dr. Richard Kimball, Health Insurance Specialist, Financial Management Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Hamilton Johns, Health Insurance Specialist, Financial Management Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
School Based Services Expansion in Michigan
October 28, 2020
Michigan recently expanded its school-based Medicaid program to the general education setting through the “free care” policy reversal. This presentation explores how this expansion is handled in the Medicaid cost based reporting and reimbursement. Specifically, this session discusses what costs are being reported and the application of RMTS and eligibility rates to those costs between SBS and General Education. Impact on billing, including transportation will also be discussed.
- Steven Ireland, Rate Review Section, Hospital and Clinic Reimbursement Division, State of Michigan
CMS Update: Behavioral Health and Delegated Authority
October 14, 2020
This webinar, presented jointly by the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) and Healthy Schools Campaign, provides an update from CMS on behavioral health coverage and on nursing delegated authority.
- Melissa Cuerdon, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Benefits and Coverage, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS
Opportunities for School-based Telehealth during COVID-19
September 30, 2020
This webinar, presented jointly by the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) and Healthy Schools Campaign, provides an overview of the laws, regulations and policies that govern the delivery of telehealth in schools and how utilization can support access to care for Medicaid eligible students.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only rapidly changed the acceptance and use of telehealth, but also the expectations that school health staff are essential community partners in addressing healthcare-related concerns for students. Supporting the health of students enhances overall student outcomes and helps vulnerable populations in meeting the foundations needed for a successful future. The presentation addresses these topics and how the use of data can be used to understand how education and healthcare are intricately correlated.
- Gerald Barone, Chief Clinical Officer, Effective School Solutions
- Renee Kotsopoulos Director of Health Services, Garland Independent School District
- Kristin Martinez, Clinical Director, SLP & OT, Presence Learning
- Jodi Patton, Head of Payer Operations, Hazel Health
- Jessica Rod, Associate Solutions Manager, Public Consulting Group
- Duncan Young, Chief Executive Officer, Effective School Solutions
CMS Update on COVID and School-based Medicaid
September 16, 2020
This webinar, presented jointly by the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) and Healthy Schools Campaign, describes the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is relevant to school-based Medicaid programs.
This webinar covers a range of topics related to school-based Medicaid including:
- Coverage of and reimbursement for services delivered through telehealth
- Implications of COVID-19 on Random Moment Time Studies
- COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Template and SPA fast track
- Kirsten Jensen, Director of Benefits and Coverage, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Jocelyn Kennedy, Statistician, Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Heather Juhring, Health Insurance Analyst , Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Jes Lyons, Senior Analyst, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- Robin Matthies, Trauma and Resilience Program Manager, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Evaluating the Impact of the Free Care Policy Reversal
June 16, 2020
This webinar explores how states are adjusting their Medicaid programs to support the delivery of telehealth services—and what this could mean for students and for school-based healthcare providers.
- Mei Wa Kwong, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy
- Lesley Scott-Charlton, Medicaid School Program Administrator, Ohio Department of Medicaid
- Bernadette Laughlin, Related Services Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
This webinar provides an overview of the past and present landscape of Medicaid behavioral health services in South Carolina; analyzes the challenges, responses, and opportunities related to school districts working with managed care organizations; and shares lessons from South Carolina’s work to integrate Medicaid behavioral health services with managed care.
- Shelley McGeorge, The Child Health Readiness Group
- Valeria Williams, The Child Health Readiness Group
- Roger Beardmore, The Child Health Readiness Group
School-based telehealth programs can play a key role in meeting the behavioral health needs of students. This webinar will provide an overview of how school telehealth programs are being utilized to provide behavioral health services, and provide an in-depth look at different models for delivering behavioral health services via school telehealth programs. Join us if you are interested in an in-depth look at how school behavioral telehealth programs work and how to address challenges that might arise in this work.
Speaker: Amanda Martin, Center for Rural Health Innovation
Parent and caregiver engagement — including legal consent — is a crucial component of successful efforts to increase children’s access to school health services and to create safe and supportive school environments. In this webinar, we looked at the basics for three kinds of “consent” – consent to treatment, consent to release information, and consent for insurance reimbursement. We explained applicable legal requirements, highlighting where state law and practice may come into play, and review key questions that might arise. We concluded with practical suggestions and strategies from the field on how to obtain consents.
- Rebecca Gudeman, National Center for Youth Law
School-based telehealth is increasingly being used in schools across the country to deliver health services to students. This webinar provides an overview of school-based telehealth and an in-depth look at different models for school telehealth programs, the players involved and how to address challenges that arise in this work. Join us if you are interested in an introduction to school-based telehealth or interested in learning more about how to explore opportunities related to telehealth in your state and/or school district.
Amanda Martin, Center for Rural Health Innovation