Medicaid and School Mental Health 101:
How Can Schools Finance School Mental Health Services through Medicaid


In this foundational webinar, Dr. Adam Wilk will provide an overview of Medicaid and an introduction to how Medicaid finances school mental health services. He will discuss the Medicaid benefits that can cover school mental health services, what child populations can be eligible for Medicaid, what providers can bill Medicaid for school mental health services, and related considerations for schools and community mental health providers. Dr. Wilk and Allison Hu, the lead author of a new report that answers frequently asked questions about Medicaid and school mental health, will conclude the webinar by answering attendees’ questions.
Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the four requirements for receiving Medicaid reimbursement for school mental health services.
  2. Identify Medicaid benefits that can cover school mental health services.
  3. Identify services covered by the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit.

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