CMS reverses ban on public schools receiving Medicaid funds

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month quietly reversed a nearly 18-year ban on public schools applying for Medicaid funding, Stateline has reported. The reversal would allow schools to hire healthcare personnel and be on the forefront of fighting chronic conditions among pediatric populations. "It's still so early, a month into the rule changes, but this represents a tremendous opportunity to address children's health needs," Mary-Beth Malcarney, an assistant research professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health, told Stateline. Article

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