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School Supportive Health Services Program
Preschool Supportive Health Services Program

Updated Questions & Answers are as of December 9, 2016; please click on the link provided to view. To facilitate searching by keywords, the separately issued Questions & Answers have also been posted in a single document, Combined Questions & Answers.

Provider Policy and Billing Handbook is issued as of March 2018. Please note this updated handbook should replace any guidebook you are currently using.

Medicaid Alert 21-06 (HTML) (9 KB) (posted 12/23/21)
Desk Review Timeline and Training for 2019-2020 SSHSP Cost Reports

Medicaid Alert 21-05 (HTML) (37 KB) (posted 11/05/21)
Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) Upcoming Staff Pool Lists/Calendar Certifications for the Rest of State (ROS)

Medicaid Alert 21-04 (HTML) (36 KB) (posted 09/13/21)
Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) to Resume 10/1/21

Medicaid Alert 21-03 (HTML) (37 KB) (posted 07/09/21)
Telehealth in SSHSP post Executive Order No. 202

Medicaid Alert 21-02 (HTML) (7 KB) (posted 04/12/21)
2019-20 Certified Public Expenditure (CPE) Cost Report Timeline and Training

Medicaid Alert 21-01 (HTML) (8 KB) (posted 02/11/21)
Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) Upcoming Staff Pool Lists/Calendar Certifications for the Rest of State (ROS)

Compliance Program Resources
If you have any questions, please contact OMIG’s Bureau of Compliance at (518) 408-0401 or

SSHSP Medicaid 101 Training (posted 10/6/17)
SSHSP Medicaid 101 Training Available via WebEx

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: December 23, 2021