Special Services Medicaid Notification

Date: 3/15/2013

Dear Parents,

Our School Agency receives funding from the Medicaid Direct Service Claiming (DSC) program for IEP covered services to eligible children through the State’s Medicaid agency. This is a state-approved program that allows our School Agency to receive reimbursement from federal funds for providing some health-related covered services to eligible children in our school system. Examples of covered services include speech therapy, assistance with daily living skills, physical therapy, and nursing services. We are required to notify you of our participation and the IDEA regulations stated below.

The School Agency, working with the State Medicaid agency, will need to determine if your child is eligible or should become eligible in the school-based Medicaid program. Your written consent indicates that you understand and agree that the District will submit your child’s information to the State Medicaid agency and their authorized agencies to verify eligibility and submit claims for the DSC program. The school may use Medicaid benefits in which a child participates to provide or pay for services documented in the Individualized Education Program (IEP.) Parents are not required to sign up for or enroll in Medicaid to receive IEP services or a free appropriate public education, nor are they responsible for any out of pocket expenses for these IEP services. Also, the School Agency’s access to these benefits is not allowed if it would have a negative impact on your public insurance.

We will provide the required services to your child at no cost to you whether or not you grant your written consent. Your consent is voluntary and may be revoked at any time. The School Agency’s use of this reimbursement program does not in any way affect or impact other Medicaid benefits to which the child is entitled, including any otherwise eligible services outside of school.

Please email Kay White at kwhite@havasu.k12.az.us, or call 928-505-6955 if you have questions.

Thank you,

Aggie Wolter
Director of Special Services