Ark. Code Ann. § 6-10-119, by May 1 of each year, the Arkansas Department of
Education (ADE) shall identify school districts that are under-performing in the area of direct-service Medicaid
billing. The ADE Medicaid in the Schools (MITS) Office will consider the
following to determine a district’s Medicaid billing status:
reimbursement amount paid to the district for Speech Language Therapy,
Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy direct-service billing from July 1,
2018, to December 31, 2018, in respect to the district’s Special Education
count, County Medicaid Rate, and past therapy billing rates per discipline.
will conduct a preliminary review of information obtained from the FY2019 LEA
Quarterly Match Reports provided by the Arkansas Department of Human Services
(DHS), Division of Medical Services (DMS). Districts identified as under-performing for direct-service Medicaid billing will be issued a letter
serving as the official notification of status.
staff will connect with school officials and service providers to offer
technical assistance for under-performing billing areas. Contact the MITS office at 501-683-3604 for more information or with any questions.