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  • In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) clarified that schools are allowed to bill Medicaid for services provided in schools to ALL children with Medicaid coverage

 

  • Florida's current state law still follows the old federal policy of only reimbursing schools for care given to children with special needs. 

 

  • Florida has already changed the state's Medicaid plan to allow reimbursement for all students, but still needs lawmakers to update state law to align with the federal Medicaid policy.

  • In 2019, the Florida legislature failed to pass a bill (SB 290) to match our state law to federal law. 

  • With 1-click, send an email to FL lawmakers urging them to make this easy change in 2020.

A big part of Medicaid for children is the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program, which provides a unique pediatric-focused package of services.

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