COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 165

August 13, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Training Opportunity: Medicaid and Schools

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a training opportunity in Medicaid procedures for all school divisions. The training will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Hotel in Lynchburg on Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 7:30 a.m. - noon.

 

Topics to be addressed are:

 

- Health assistant services

 

- Transportation services

 

- Psychological services

 

- Skilled nursing services

 

- Audiology services

 

 

- Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and

 

- Speech-language pathology services

 

 

Training on Tuesday regarding Medicaid documentation requirements is designed for occupational, physical, and speech-language therapists, nurses, psychologists, school social workers, audiologists, clinic aides, and special education aides. Special education directors, special education supervisors, school nurse coordinators, and school financial officers will also receive information on how to implement and manage the Medicaid Billing Program. The DSM IV and Schools/Medicaid documentation session is designed only for psychologists and social workers. Certificates of Continuing Education may be earned for this session.

 

Training on Wednesday is designed for new Medicaid service program administrators and program administrators who would like additional training on the topics of Medicaid supervision, administrative claiming to maximize school division revenue, parental completion of consent forms, and record keeping.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon break on Tuesday and breakfast only on Wednesday. Participants will be responsible for their own lodging. There will be exhibitors from 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 7:30 a.m. 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

 

The conference registration form is attached and must be returned by September 15, 2004. Questions and technical assistance requests can be directed to Amy Edwards at aedwards@mail.vak12ed.edu or (804) 692-0150.

 

JLD/abe

 

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