CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Hamilton County Schools have collected about $1.6 million from TennCare for reimbursement for special education services like physical therapy. Now other counties are following suit.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that in some states, schools are required to bill Medicaid for certain services. In those states, the departments of education generally provide clear guidance on how to seek the reimbursement.
In Tennessee, district leaders have been intimidated by the process of requesting reimbursement. But increasingly they are turning to private companies like Chattanooga-based Stellar Therapy Services for help.
So far at least 15 school systems in Tennessee are billing TennCare. And Stellar officials say the state's biggest districts in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville are looking into it as well.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.