COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 135

August 29, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Training Opportunity on Medicaid and Schools

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a training opportunity for all school divisions and state- operated programs on Medicaid and schools. The one-day training session will be held at the Charlottesville DoubleTree Hotel on October 8, 2003.

 

There have been many enhancements to the Medicaid and Schools program. This training will provide information regarding new documentation requirements associated with Medicaid billable special education services and will also address administrative claiming for services provided to all children. The new Medicaid billable services include social work, health assistant services, and audiology.

School divisions may wish to send special education directors, finance staff, and lead staff in the areas of occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy; nursing; psychology; and social work services.

 

The training will address the following topics:

Medicaid legislative updates

Medicaid Administrative Claiming

Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)

Rehabilitative services

-health services assistants

-transportation

-psychological services

-skilled nursing services

-audiology services

-physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-

language pathology

Submission of claims and quarterly reports.

 

See the attached tentative agenda for more information.

 

School divisions and state-operated programs interested in this training opportunity must complete the attached registration form by September 22, 2003, and return it to Mary Katharine Easter, Office of Special Education and Student Services, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. Registrations can be submitted by fax at (804) 371-8796. Each school division will receive a confirmation along with directions to the DoubleTree Hotel. Questions should be directed to Amy Edwards, Medicaid specialist, at aedwards@mail.vak12ed.edu or (804)692-0150.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will provide lunch and breaks. This training session can accommodate 300 participants. Registration will begin at 8:00. Training will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with early registration on Tuesday, October 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be Medicaid billing and Family Access the Medical Insurance Securities (FAMIS) exhibitors from 6:00 8 p.m. on October 7, and from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on October 8th.

 

JLD/abe/mke

 

Attachments

 

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