DHHS Medicaid Reimbursement Regulations Rescinded

Monday, Kathleen Sebeilus, Secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Obama administration would repeal three and delay enforcement by a year of controversial regulations. The regulations would have limited the ability of school districts to receive reimbursement from Medicaid for school-based services, transportatio

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n and case management. The regulations had been the subject of a Congressional moratorium, but the moratorium was scheduled to expire on July 1, 2009. This action by DHHS eliminates the effect of the regulations.

I know that many readers were interested in these regs. Here is the explanation of the changes by the Council for Exceptional Children. Here is a medical news article.