Medicaid School Services Program
Since 1993, Michigan Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) have participated in a federal and state-funded Medicaid reimbursement program. The School Services Program's (SSP) sole purpose is to assure students receive needed health care (medical, emotional, and transportation-related) services at school. The School Services Program accomplishes this goal by participating in three service and reimbursement programs.
Administrative Outreach Program (AOP)
The AOP segment of the program assists school districts by providing partial reimbursement for the administrative costs used to identify and help students who are considered "at risk" for various health problems. The program accomplishes the goal by tracking the time school personnel spend on outreach activities and by factoring the district's expense for staff providing these services.
Caring 4 Students (C4S)
The C4S segment of the program assists school districts by providing partial reimbursement for the cost of expanding and enhancing emotional and medical services to Medicaid-eligible general education students through the age of 21.
Direct Care Services (DCS)
The DCS segment of the program assists school districts with the cost of providing health-related (medical and transportation-related) services to Medicaid-eligible students through age 21 with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The DCS medical staff portion of the program generates revenue by tracking the services and time Medicaid-qualified school personnel spend on Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) prescribed health related services, and by factoring the district's expense for staff providing them.