Medicaid in Schools
Medicaid is a federal/state program overseen federally by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (OHHS).
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in Rhode Island have been able to enroll as Medical Assistance providers with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services since 1992 when the Rhode Island General Assembly passed enabling legislation, RIGL 40-8-18.Participation by LEAs, including Public Charter Schools is voluntary. Currently all LEAs participate in the program. The State Department of Education works collaboratively with the OHHS to ensure that school providers understand the program and to ensure program integrity for both IDEA and Medicaid.