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School Supportive Health Services Program
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Medicaid Alert 14-06 medicaid alert 14-06 use modifiers for all speech, occupational and physical therapy claims (103 KB) (posted 10/20/14)
Effective Immediately - Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Claims Now Require Modifiers. This Medicaid Alert replaces Medicaid Alert #14-04, Clarification of Medicaid Claim Form and Supporting Documentation Requirements: Billing PT and OT Services.

Medicaid Alert 14-05 medicaid alert 14-05 cost reporting update year 13-14 and reopening 11-12 and 12-13 (113 KB) (posted 10/20/14)
SSHSP Medicaid Cost Report Update. Access to the Annual Medicaid Cost Report for dates of service between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014; and reopening of the Annual Medicaid Cost Report for dates of service from October 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Medicaid Alert 14-04 MA 14-04 billing PT and OT on same day of service (144 KB) (posted 8/15/14)
Clarification of Medicaid Claim Form and Supporting Documentation Requirements: Billing PT and OT Services

Medicaid Alert 14-03 medicaid alert 14-03 sshsp new speech billing codes (103 KB) (posted 7/31/14)
SSHSP Billing Codes for Speech Evaluations (Update to Medicaid Alert #13-16)

  • As a result of Medicaid Alert 14-03, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes or Handout 5 have been updated and must be used for Medicaid billing of school supportive health services rendered on and after August 1, 2014.

2014 SSHSP Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) Training 2014 SSHSP Update Compliance Training Presentation (1.87 MB) (posted 7/9/14)
Curriculum for 2014 Training on SSHSP RMTS

2014 SSHSP Cost Settlement Training 2014 SSHSP Update Compliance Training Presentation (1.48 MB) (posted 7/9/14)
Curriculum for 2014 Training on SSHSP Cost Settlement

2014 SSHSP Update/Compliance Training 2014 Update Compliance Training Powerpoint Presentation (345 KB) (posted 7/3/14)
SSHSP Curriculum for 2014 SSHSP Training on Program Updates/Compliance

2014 SSHSP Training Memo (118 KB) (posted 6/27/14)
SSHSP Relevant Employee Training - Post Compliance

Medicaid Alert 14-01 Medicaid Alert 14-01 (72 KB) (posted 3/21/14)
Resolving eMedNY Attending Provider National Provider Identifier (NPI) Affiliation Errors

Medicaid Alert 14-02 14-02 ICD 10 CM Implementation Schedule (211 KB) (posted 5/1/14)
International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)


Medicaid Billing by a School District or County does not jeopardize Medicaid Billing by any other Medicaid Provider.

The School Supportive Health Services Program (SSHSP) allows the school district to access Medicaid funding for services that it must provide at the school as part of the normal school day under federal and state education law, it is not a separate program from the rest of Medicaid. If the child needs a service at 9:00 in the evening (or on a weekend), a provider can bill for that service even though the school district billed for a similar service provided at 1:00 in the afternoon.

There is no edit or other systems process that would prevent paying a claim to a Medicaid provider on the same day or even the same month that the school district billed Medicaid for a medical service provided to a Medicaid eligible child.

Last Updated: October 20, 2014