Medicaid is a leading source of financing for school mental health services and programs. As Medicaid policies change, there may be greater opportunities for mental health providers to bill Medicaid for more services in schools. In this two-part webinar event, Dr. Adam Wilk (SE MHTTC Policy Lead) will describe key policies that govern Medicaid funding for school mental health services, and how they can be changed to increase school mental health funding. He will provide examples of states that have pursued specific reforms, and he will also highlight important resources that can help school mental health leaders to identify what steps may be most appropriate to take in their home state. This series is designed for school mental health leaders who are interested in learning 1) about the fundamentals of Medicaid financing of school mental health services and 2) about options for changing Medicaid policy to better support school mental health systems and services.
In this session (Part II) will focus on policies concerning which providers can bill Medicaid for services and whether Medicaid can be billed for services provided in school settings.
Part I on Nov. 8 focused on policies related to who is eligible for Medicaid coverage and what services Medicaid covers. You do not need to have participated in Part I to attend and learn from Part II.
- Characterize the four requirements that must be met for billing Medicaid for school mental health services.
- Discuss the Medicaid policies that can affect which providers can bill Medicaid for services and whether services provided at schools can be billed to Medicaid.
- Describe how state Medicaid policies on eligible providers and covered settings can be reformed in support of school mental health.