COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 179

August 8, 2008

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 Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m. noon.

 

Topics to be addressed are:

 

 

-          Psychological services

 

-          Skilled nursing services

 

-          Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services

 

-          Audiology services

 

-          Personal care assistants

 

 

 

 

-          DSM IV Diagnosis in the School - Presented by Alvin House, Author

Training on Tuesday regarding Medicaid documentation requirements is designed for occupational, physical, and speech-language therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, special education aides, and clinic aides (school division personnel and outside contracted agency personnel). 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. Finance officer attendance is recommended.

 

Training on Wednesday is designed for Medicaid service program administrators and program administrators who would oversee or implement the Medicaid Program, which includes audiology services, medical evaluations, psychological services, transportation services, cost-based reimbursement, Medicaid Administrative Claiming Random Moment Sampling, and Financial Reports.

 

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

 

The conference registration form is attached and must be returned by September 19, 2008. Questions and technical assistance requests may be directed to Amy Edwards at amy.edwards@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 692-0150.

 

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Attachment

 

a. Medicaid and Schools Training Registration (Word)