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Medicaid and School Mental Health Services: FAQs

Publication Date: Aug 15, 2022

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Medicaid is an important source of financing for school mental health services. In this report, we discuss how schools can finance school mental health services through Medicaid by answering some frequently asked questions. Among our answers, we describe the requirements for seeking Medicaid reimbursement for school metal health services, we discuss additional complexity in the context of Medicaid Managed Care, and we highlight examples of how states have leveraged Medicaid State Plan Amendments and Medicaid Waivers to expand coverage of school mental health services under Medicaid.