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Medicaid provider agreements for charter schools and private schools.
F.S. 409.9072
409.9072 Medicaid provider agreements for charter schools and private schools.
(1) Subject to a specific appropriation by the Legislature, the agency shall reimburse private schools as defined in s. 1002.01 and schools designated as charter schools under s. 1002.33 which are Medicaid providers for school-based services pursuant to the rehabilitative services option provided under 42 U.S.C. s. 1396d(a)(13) to children younger than 21 years of age with specified disabilities who are eligible for both Medicaid and part B or part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the exceptional student education program, or who have an individualized educational plan.
(2) Schools that wish to enroll as Medicaid providers and receive Medicaid reimbursement under this section must apply to the agency for a provider agreement and must agree to:
(a) Verify Medicaid eligibility. The agency shall work cooperatively with a private school or a charter school that is a Medicaid provider to facilitate the school’s verification of Medicaid eligibility.
(b) Develop and maintain the financial and individual education plan records needed to document the appropriate use of state and federal Medicaid funds.
(c) Comply with all state and federal Medicaid laws, rules, regulations, and policies, including, but not limited to, those related to the confidentiality of records and freedom of choice of providers.
(d) Be responsible for reimbursing the cost of any state or federal disallowance that results from failure to comply with state or federal Medicaid laws, rules, or regulations.
(3) The types of school-based services for which schools may be reimbursed under this section are those included in s. 1011.70(1). Private schools and charter schools may not be reimbursed by the agency for providing services that are excluded by that subsection.
(4) Within 90 days after a private school or a charter school applies to enroll as a Medicaid provider under this section, the agency may conduct a review to ensure that the school has the capability to comply with its responsibilities under subsection (2). A finding by the agency that the school has the capability to comply does not relieve the school of its responsibility to correct any deficiencies or to reimburse the cost of the state or federal disallowances identified pursuant to any subsequent state or federal audits.
(5) For reimbursements to private schools and charter schools under this section, the agency shall apply the reimbursement schedule developed under s. 409.9071(5). Health care practitioners engaged by a school to provide services under this section must be enrolled as Medicaid providers and meet the qualifications specified under 42 C.F.R. s. 440.110, as applicable. Each school’s continued participation in providing Medicaid services under this section is contingent upon the school providing to the agency an annual accounting of how the Medicaid reimbursements are used.
(6) For Medicaid provider agreements issued under this section, the agency’s and the school’s confidentiality is waived in relation to the state’s efforts to control Medicaid fraud. The agency and the school shall provide any information or documents relating to this section to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Department of Legal Affairs, upon request, pursuant to the Attorney General’s authority under s. 409.920.
History.s. 18, ch. 2016-65.