By Reporter Staff, The Reporter: News
Originally posted by The Reporter: News, October 12, 2015
“Last week Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law legislation by Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to help schools take a lead role in managing chronic childhood diseases and hire more school nurses.
…Senate Bill 276, signed last Thursday, allows school districts, County Offices of Educations, and other Local Education Agency Medi-Cal providers (LEAs) to receive reimbursement for services provided to all Medi-Cal eligible students. LEAs currently cannot bill Medi-Cal for health services provided to special education students if those services are also provided to regular education students.
Under the new law, LEAs can now be reimbursed for providing services including health and mental health evaluations, medical transportation, nursing services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician services, mental health and counseling services, school health aide services, speech pathology services, audiology services and targeted case management services.”
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