Michigan's School Based Services (SBS) program has its legal basis in the 1988 amendment to the Social Security Act [42USC1396 b(c)]. This Act allows for partial reimbursement to schools for health services.
In Michigan, the Medicaid School Based Services program provides partial reimbursement for services such as Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Psychological services, Social work services, Orientation and mobility services, Transportation, Nursing services, Case management and Assistive technology services.
The Medicaid Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) is a process used by the State of Michigan to help determine the cost of providing services to students in schools. ISDs must participate as part of the School-Based Services reimbursement program.
Dr. Jennifer Scott-Burton
Executive Director, Special Education
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