In all cases in which a student is enrolled in the Colorado Medicaid program, the district shall seek reimbursement for health-related services rendered by qualified district staff. District staff shall make a reasonable effort to coordinate care with the student’s health care provider to avoid duplication of services.
As a Medicaid provider, the district shall access Medicaid eligibility information for students from Health Care Policy and Financing (“HCPF”). HCPF is the designated Medicaid agency for the state of Colorado.
The district shall obtain written consent annually from a parent/guardian before release of any non-directory information required for billing. To accomplish this, the district shall:
• include a consent form with the “start of school” information each fall.
• include a consent form with IEP packet materials.
• include a consent provision on the Medical Emergency form.
All ongoing health and related services shall be rendered by qualified district staff pursuant to an individual health services plan signed by a professional qualified to provide the types of services described in the plan. The plan may be an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), Section 504 Accommodation Plan or any individual health services plan.
A dated record of all transactions shall be kept on file at the school office.
Adoption date: September 22, 2014
LEGAL REF.: C.R.S. 25.5-1-116 (confidentiality of HCPF records)
CROSS REF.: JRA/JRC, Student Records/Release of Information on Students