CMS Release a New School-based Services Technical Assistance Center

 As a follow-up to the May 2023 release of the School-Based Services (SBS) Comprehensive Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the SBS Technical Assistance (TA) Center.  This TA Center will support State Medicaid agencies, local education agencies, and school-based entities seeking to expand their capacity for providing Medicaid school-based physical and behavioral health services, and it will assist these entities in obtaining payment for Medicaid SBS.  Schools can play an important role in bridging equity gaps among students in low-income and rural communities where access to health care services may be more limited.