The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) maintains a robust FAQ on FERPA and HIPAA and related privacy issues concerning students and schools.Read More
The U.S. Department of Education offers a FAQ and numerous resources and best practices related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).Read More
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued this guidance in December 2014 to remove any ambiguity about Medicaid payment being allowed for covered services for Medicaid-eligible students when delivered by Medicaid-qualified providers -- even if those services are "free care," meaning available without charge to the community at large. This guidance paved the way for expanding school Medicaid.Read More
This guidance is intended to inform schools, state Medicaid agencies, and other interested parties on the appropriate methods for claiming federal reimbursement for the costs of Medicaid administrative activities performed in the school setting.Read More
This issue brief describes coverage of school-based services under Medicaid and how states pay for them. Developed in 2018 by MACPAC - Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.Read More
Issued by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 1997, this guide contains specific technical information on the Medicaid requirements associated with seeking payment for coverable services rendered in a school-based setting.Read More
December 30, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students.
The guidance, which was first issued in November 2008 and last updated in December 2019, clarifies for school administrators, healthcare professionals, families and others how FERPA and HIPAA apply to education and health records maintained about students. The revised guidance includes additional frequently asked questions and answers addressing when a student’s health information can be shared without the written consent of the parent or eligible student under FERPA, or without written authorization under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.Read More
To reduce paperwork and streamline business processes across the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and subsequent legislation set national standards for electronic transactions, code sets, unique identifiers and operating rules. This regulation text was published in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.Read More
Code of Federal Regulations - Part 99 - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.Read More
The Medicaid program’s benefit for children and adolescents, known as Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services, or EPSDT, provides a comprehensive array of prevention, diagnostic and treatment services for low-income infants, children and adolescents under age 21, as specified in Section 1905(r) of the Social Security Act (the Act).
EPSDT - A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents, issued by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides guidance for the requirements for the EPSDT periodic and interperiodic screens, services, medical necessity, experimental treatments and other topics.Read More
Provides an overview of an innovative intergovernmental agreement between Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago Public Schools that allows them to share their
data on an ongoing basis with a common vision of improving students’ well-being.