HHS Takes Action to Help Schools Deliver Critical Health Care Services to Students through Medicaid

May 24, 2023 | News

HHS Press Office, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

The Biden-Harris Administration is taking action to make it easier for schools to provide critical health care services, including mental health services, for millions of students across the nation. Specifically, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) is proposing a new rule that would streamline Medicaid billing permissions for students with disabilities. ED predicts of the 500,000 new students who are found eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B each year, nearly 300,000 are likely to be eligible for Medicaid and impacted by this rule. HHS is issuing new guidance to make it easier for schools to bill Medicaid. HHS also is approving requests from New Mexico and Oregon to expand health care services that schools can deliver to Medicaid enrolled students. Learn more.