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Medicaid, New federal special education rule on claiming


Published April 2013

On February 14, 2013 the United States Department of Education amended its regulation on using Medicaid to pay for special education services. The amended regulation requires one-time parental consent to access Medicaid, with notice of parental rights, and annual notification of parental rights thereafter. The Iowa Department of Education will be amending its rules and policies to conform to this new federal regulation, as well as providing support and technical assistance to school districts and AEAs. The new federal regulations and guidance materials are available here. For more information on school-based Medicaid claiming, contact the Department’s Jim Donoghue at For more information about this regulation or the state rule-making process, contact Thomas Mayes at