Gov. Chris Sununu and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services are scrambling to help schools comply with Medicaid reimbursement rules to avoid massive fines from the federal government. Schools can apply for partial reimbursement for health, substance abuse, and special education services provided to students eligible for Medicaid. About 90,000 youth under 18 are enrolled in Medicaid and would be eligible for services in schools. But to get medicaid reimbursement for these services, the school must hire providers who have proper education credentials and who are enrolled with the state as a New Hampshire Medicaid provider. An audit this summer found that many providers in schools don’t meet these requirements, which has led to...
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State Scrambles to Clarify Requirements for Medicaid to Schools