Letter on the Free-Care Rule to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This letter was sent by the Coalition to ask CMS to clarify its regulation on Medicaid reimbursements to schools for providing health services to Medicaid-enrolled children. CMS guidance states that schools can only bill Medicaid for health services if they also bill third party insurers covering other kids, which is burdensome for schools to comply with. The HHS Appeals Board took up this issue and ruled that CMS did not have the right to enforce such a rule, but reimbursements to schools continue to be a hurdle. This letter asks CMS to allow schools to bill Medicaid for health services provided as intended by the HHS ruling.

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