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Medicaid and School Mental Health 101: How Can Schools Finance School Mental Health Services through Medicaid?

12:00pm - March 30, 2022 thru 1:00pm - March 30, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Southeast MHTTC
Registration Deadline: March 30, 2022
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Session Overview

In this foundational webinar, Dr. Adam Wilk will provide an overview of Medicaid and an introduction to how Medicaid finances school mental health services. He will discuss the Medicaid benefits that can cover school mental health services, what child populations can be eligible for Medicaid, what providers can bill Medicaid for school mental health services, and related considerations for schools and community mental health providers. Dr. Wilk and Allison Hu, the lead author of a new report that answers frequently asked questions about Medicaid and school mental health, will conclude the webinar by answering attendees' questions.

 

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify the four requirements for receiving Medicaid reimbursement for school mental health services. 
  2. Identify Medicaid benefits that can cover school mental health services. 
  3. Identify services covered by the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. 

 

Speakers

 

Adam Wilk is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public health.  He is the Financial Policy Lead for the Southeast Region’s Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Administrative Supplement on School-based Mental Health.  Dr. Wilk is a health economist and health services researcher, conducting research on Medicaid and underserved populations, physician decision-making, and the management of complex, chronically ill patients.  He received his doctorate at The University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2015.  Before his time in Michigan, Dr. Wilk worked at The Brookings Institution and as a consultant at The Lewin Group.

 

Allison Ju-Chen Hu is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She is a research assistant for the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Administrative Supplement on School-based Mental Health. Her research interests include Medicaid, access to care among underserved populations, health disparities, and mental health. She received her Master of Health Services Administration degree at The University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2018.