Project ACCESS


What is School Based ACCESS?

The School-Based ACCESS Program (SBAP) is a partnership between the PA Department of Education (PDE) and the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW). School entities allowed to enroll as SBAP providers include Pennsylvania school districts, intermediate units, state-owned schools, approved private schools, and charter schools.

The School-Based ACCESS Program, or SBAP, allows Pennsylvania Local Education Agencies, or LEAs, to receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for providing IEP health-related services to Medical Assistance-eligible children as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

SBAP is a cooperative efforts between the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and PDE's contractor, Leader Services.
Reimbursable services include:


Assistive Devices                                     Personal Care Assistant

Audiology                                               Physical Therapy

IEP Development                                    Physician

Nursing (RN & LPN)                                 Psychiatry

Occupational Therapy                              Psychology

Orientation & Mobility                              Social Work                      

Speech/Language                                   Teacher of Hearing  Impaired

Special Transportation

There are many advantages to enrolling children in Medical Assistance, besides the obvious.Medical Assistance pays for wrap-around mental health services and other     types of services that are not routinely covered under private insurance.                                   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCHOOL BASED ACCESS


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