Since 1992, Pennsylvania still participates in the School-Based ACCESS Program (SBAP), a federal program that assists local education agencies (LEAs) across the Commonwealth by providing partial reimbursement for medically necessary health-related services as defined in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). This reimbursement assists LEAs in meeting the increased costs of providing special education services.
Obtaining parental/guardian consent to bill Medical Assistance (MA) allows our District to receive valuable funding that can only be used to improve and enhance our Special Education Programs and Services that we provide to our Special Education students in the area of Schuylkill County. The ACCESS Program covers many medical services for school age children which regular medical insurance may not cover. A child or family may qualify for this Program based on family income, or a child may qualify for this program based upon the child’s special needs, regardless of family income.