Paying for Asthma Management at School: Reimbursement Barriers and New Opportunities
30 January 2014
Katherine Horton (The George Washington University Department of Health Policy), Mary Kusler (National Education Association), Janet Lowe (Saint Paul Public Schools), and Greg Morris (LEAnet)
Learn the different reimbursement barriers and opportunities in paying for asthma management at school. This webinar describes public and private funding sources used by school districts to cover nursing services; examines recent legal changes to the “free care rule,” which is an obstacle to Medicaid reimbursement in schools; and discuss new ways to increase access to health services in schools. It also examines opportunities under health reform law and recent changes to federal Medicaid policy that could allow community health workers to help deliver preventive services to children in schools.