20 posts found in Topic: Free Care Policy
Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children
In April 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s
Medicaid state plan amendment, allowing school districts to access more federal funding for school-based health services. This report describes using this opportunity to increase access to services that help students heal from trauma — including the trauma caused by exposure to domestic violence and pervasive bias and crises such as COVID-19.
September 1, 2020
This Healthy Students Promising Futures Learning Collaborative case study highlights Michigan's work to leverage the reversal of free care policy to expand the state's school-based Medicaid program. Beginning in October 2019, school districts in Michigan will be able to seek Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to all Medicaid-enrolled students (not only for health services included in a student's Individualized Education Program). This change presents an important opportunity to expand access to and resources for school health services, particularly behavioral health services
October 8, 2019
This brief outlines some of the known actions to implement the reversal of the free care policy. Some of the information in this brief is based on informal conversations with policymakers and advocates. This document is updated as changes are known to the HSPF team.
Guidance to States and Schools Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
This guidance includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance use disorders related treatment services in schools and describes some of the Medicaid state plan benefits and other Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover mental health and SUD related treatment services.
Shannon Huska, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing; Jodi Patton, Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy; Melinda Hollinshead, Public Consulting Group
July 17, 2019
Melinda Hollinshead, Public Consulting Group
July 16, 2019
"This document summarizes the key takeaways from the Free Care Policy Convening which was
co-hosted by Trust for America’s Health and Healthy Schools Campaign through the National
Collaborative on Education and Health, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation."
"Presentation delivered by CMS for the Healthy Students, Promising Futures Learning Collaborative providing an overview of Medicaid reimbursement in the school setting. The presentation addresses issues including the free care policy, certified public expenditures and telehealth.
Presentation from the December 2018 Healthy Students, Promising Futures symposium on MA’s school-based Medicaid program and their plan for expansion following approval of their free care policy reversal SPA.
This article highlights the opportunities made available through the reversal of the free care policy to dramatically increase the supply of services available in schools.
This document provides a brief history of the Medicaid “free care” rule and its implications on school-based health services.