School-Based Medicaid Services
Although Medicaid is a "medical" assistance program, it recognizes the importance of school-based audiology services. The federal Medicaid program actually encourages states to use funds from their Medicaid program to help pay for certain healthcare services that are delivered in the schools, providing that federal regulations are followed. Approximately 75% of all Medicaid school-based services are provided by audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Medicaid & IDEA
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Use & Supervision of Assistants-ASHA Practice Policy
See also: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Fraud & Abuse Information