School Medicaid Reimbursement Program

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Olga Gintchin
School Medicaid Program
 Nalene Pecore
Reimbursement Specialist Lead
School Medicaid Program
 Stacy Shafar
Reimbursement Specialist
School Medicaid Program


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-enrolled students who have an Individual Education Plan. Effective October 1, 2020 the DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program will expand to include other plans of care such as Behavior Plans, Health Care Plans and Health-related 504 plans.

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 Annual Parent Notification Form (English/ Spanish

*Colorado's Medicaid Program is now called HEALTH FIRST COLORADO. To determine your student's eligibility for Medicaid, you may apply online at . 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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