COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 165

September 1, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Training Opportunity: Medicaid and Schools

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a training opportunity in Medicaid reimbursement and documentation procedures for all school divisions. The training will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 12, 2006, 7:30 a.m. noon. Participants may register and select topics from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

Topics to be addressed are:

 

  • Medicaid Legislative Updates
  • Cost Based Reimbursement
  • Medicaid Eligibility Matching
  • Medicaid Administrative Claiming
  • Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT)
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Rehabilitative services

 

-          Psychological services

 

-          Skilled nursing services

 

-          Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and

 

speech-language pathology services

 

  • Submission of claims

 

Training on Wednesday regarding Medicaid documentation requirements is designed for occupational, physical, and speech-language therapists, nurses, and psychologists. Special education directors, special education supervisors, school nurse coordinators, and school financial officers also will receive information on how to implement and manage the Medicaid Billing Program.

 

Training on Thursday is designed for new Medicaid service program administrators and program administrators who would like additional training on the topics of Medicaid supervision, documentation requirements, general office information, and administrative claiming to maximize school division revenue.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon break on Wednesday and breakfast on Thursday. Participants will be responsible for their own lodging. There will be exhibitors from 4 p.m. 6 p.m. on Tuesday, during registration, and 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

The conference registration form is attached and must be returned by September 22, 2006. Questions and technical assistance requests can be directed to Amy Edwards at amy.edwards@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 692-0150.

 

BKC/ae

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf165a.doc