SED Letter Transmitting Medicaid Alert 08-1

January 15, 2008

To: District Superintendents 

Superintendents of Public School Districts 

Special Education Directors 

School District Business Officials

New York State Council of School Superintendents

Conference of Big 5 

Superintendents of 4201 Schools 

NYS Association of Counties 

County Executive 

County Administrators 

Central New York Regional Information Center 

Regional Information Centers 

From: Hal Matott

Subject: Medicaid Reimbursement Billing Requirements – SSHSP/PSHSP – Speech and Special Transportation

The New York State Education Department (SED) has recently been informed by the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) that Medicaid claims for speech services and for special transportation that have been pended due to new guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and all future Medicaid speech and special transportation claims, can now be submitted for payment as long as the proper documentation has been retained.  This letter transmits the instructions on this process in the attached Medicaid Alert #08-1. Also attached is the required certification form, which must be completed and returned before any speech or special transportation claim will be accepted.  This transmittal letter and the certification form have been posted to the Medicaid-in-Education website at:

Medicaid Alerts

The claiming of Psychological Counseling services, as well as Basic and Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations, will be addressed in a future Medicaid Alert.    

 If you have any questions regarding the Medicaid Alert #08-1, or the certification form, please contact the Medicaid-in-Education office at (518) 474-7116.      

c: Commissioner Richard Mills

 Rebecca Cort

 Johanna Duncan-Poitier

 Michael Albino (OMIG)

 Deborah Bachrach (DOH)

 Joan Gavrilik

 Robert Hussar (OMIG)

 Steven Wright

Last Updated: June 5, 2009