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A Guide to Updating Your State's School-based Medicaid Program

Updating your state school-based Medicaid plan can be a challenging and complex process involving coordination across many agencies and decision-makers.


The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signaled a substantial shift in the federal government’s approach to school-based Medicaid services, allowing a broader range of health services for all students. Updating your school-based Medicaid program can position your state to take advantage of this increased funding. In this comprehensive guide, we cover:

  • Developing a strategic plan to expand eligible health services for students
  • Who to include on your school-based Medicaid team
  • When to begin program implementation
  • Anticipating and addressing common challenges
  • How to prepare for review and requests for changes
  • And more…

As you read this guide, keep in mind that an experienced outsourced partner can help your state achieve buy-in and efficient collaboration between state agencies, service providers and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (“CMS”). Download our guide and get in touch to find out how we can support you throughout this complex process.

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