School Medicaid Reimbursement Program

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Olga Gintchin
Coordinator
School Medicaid Program
ogintchin@dcsdk12.org
303-387-0227
 Nalene Pecore
Reimbursement Specialist Lead
School Medicaid Program
npecore@dcsdk12.org
303-387-0263
 Stacy Shafar
Reimbursement Specialist
School Medicaid Program
sashafer@dcsdk12.org
303-387-0267

 

The DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program (also known as the School Health Services Program) allows school districts to seek partial reimbursement for health-related services provided to Medicaid-eligible students who have an Individual Education Plan. Claiming for health-related services given at school does not diminish a child’s Medicaid* benefits in other settings. Per Colorado’s School Health Services Program, reimbursements to school districts must be used to support health-related services and programs to improve or enhance health and wellness for all students. Reimbursement funds currently support:

  • School Nursing Positions
  • Mental Health coordination and program support
  • Emergency health-related funding for uninsured and underinsured students
  • Health-related materials, equipment and supplies
  • Health-related staff development
  • Health-related resource funding for schools
  • Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Outreach and Enrollment

Directory Release: Board Policy JRA/JRC authorizes directory release of information for the School Medicaid Reimbursement Program’s eligibility match.

Medicaid Parent Consent Form (English / Spanish)

Medicaid Annual Parent Notification Form (English / Spanish)

More Information for Parents

*Colorado's Medicaid Program is now called HEALTH FIRST COLORADO. To determine your student's eligibility for Medicaid, you may apply online at Colorado.gov/PEAK . For more information about applying for Colorado Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), please click here

The funds generated by this program do not affect nor limit a child’s personal Medicaid benefits or private insurance in any way. The SHS program is completely separate from individual health insurance policies.

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