School Health Services are medical services provided through a child’s local school district that are designed to meet the health needs (both medical and emotional) of a child.
Clark County School District (CCSD) provides school health services to children at no cost to parents/legal guardians. Services include those indicated in a plan of care, as well as screenings and crisis intervention. Federal Medicaid funds are available to school districts to help recover the costs of providing these necessary services. To access these funds, CCSD participates in the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) Medicaid School Health Services program. Resources in English and Spanish, explaining the Medicaid School Health Services program, can be found at SEMS Medicaid Resources.
School districts may seek reimbursement for eligible services, such as speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, nursing services, mental health services, personal care services, applied behavior analysis, and originating teletherapy services. In order to request reimbursement, CCSD must disclose information to the DHCFP regarding medically necessary services prescribed in a student’s plan of care for which reimbursement is sought. The information that must be disclosed includes the student’s name, date of birth, and information regarding the service provided, such as the date, type, and duration of service. CCSD must obtain written consent prior to disclosing students’ health information to the DHCFP.
Nevada’s Medicaid Services Manual defines medical necessity as “a health care service or product that is provided for under the Medicaid State Plan and is necessary and consistent with generally accepted professional standards to: diagnose, treat or prevent illness or disease; regain functional capacity; or reduce or ameliorate effects of an illness, injury or disability.” The determination of medical necessity is made on the basis of the individual case and takes multiple factors into account.
No. Services are provided to students while they are at school at no cost to the parent/ legal guardian.
No. The Medicaid School Health Services program does not impact a family’s Medicaid services, funds, or limits in any way.
Yes. CCSD may not do the following:
Clark County School District has been participating in the Nevada Medicaid School Health Services program since 1996. The state has expanded School Health Services to include more reimbursable services. You can help by:
The annual notification regarding CCSD’s Medicaid School Health Services program is used to inform parents/legal guardians about the program, what information is shared, and that they have the right to withdraw their consent to disclose their child’s personally identifiable information to Nevada’s Medicaid agency and its affiliates at any time. It is available at backtoschool.ccsd.net.
The Medicaid School Health Services program’s one-time parental consent form is to be signed by parents/legal guardians. This voluntary, one-time consent requires a parent or legal guardian to provide written consent to release information about their child to Nevada’s Medicaid agency and its affiliates. The information that must be disclosed includes student’s name, date of birth, and information regarding the service provided, such as the date, type, and duration of service. Whether or not consent is given, or if consent is withdrawn, CCSD will continue to provide services to our students at no cost to parents/legal guardians.
The Consent for Release of Information and Medicaid Reimbursement consent form is located in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus.
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If you need information or assistance with the Consent for Release of Information and Medicaid Reimbursement form, please contact the CCSD Medicaid School Health Services Helpdesk at (702) 799-2899 or email SHS-MedicaidHD@nv.ccsd.net.