HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 5, 2019, 1:20 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0004 School-Based Healthcare Services.
Effective Date: January 1, 2020.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit medicaid SPA 20-0004 regarding school-based healthcare services (SBHS). This SPA will:
|•||Update, clarify, and, where appropriate, remove outdated or unnecessary language;|
|•||Clarify the approved place of service for SBHS (school setting, natural environment, or an alternate placement in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)); and|
|•||Add advanced registered nurse practitioners as a new provider type.|
The SBHS program provides reimbursement to contracted school districts, educational service districts, and charter and tribal schools for health care-related services provided to children age 0 through 20 years in accordance with the IDEA Part B and Part C and consistent with Sections 1903(c) and 1905(a) of the Social Security Act.
SPA 20-0004 is expected to have no effect on the annual aggregate expenditures/reimbursement for SBHS.
A copy of SPA 20-0004 is available for review. The agency would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy or submit comments, you may contact the person named below (please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment).
Contact Shanna Muirhead, SBHS, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone 360-725-1153, TTY 711, fax 360-725-1152, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/programs-and-services/school-based-health-care-services-sbhs.