Our Medicaid topic several weeks ago stressed the importance of getting “Signed Parental Consent”, and explained how your Medicaid School Program reimbursement will decrease if a “PR-10 Form” is not obtained for all Medicaid students. A random audit of Parental Consent compliance has now been added to the Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP) audit, and it is very important that districts comply with the Signed Parental Consent and the Parental Notification requirements of the program. Along with the one-time signed consent, the program also requires that an annual MSP Parental Consent Notification be sent to all IEP Students. (See attached Form Letter) Keep in mind that the Medicaid Parental Consent requirements are a mandate from IDEA that has also been adopted in the Medicaid School Program.
The Parental Consent Notification provides parents with the following information:
- Brief description of the Ohio Medicaid School Program.
- Informs parents of their rights under IDEA.
- States that consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any-time.
- Explains that parents will not incur any out-of-pocket costs.
- Provides relevant Federal Code References.
- Asks them to call HBS with any questions.
The notification form can be distributed to parents in any method that you chose, and here are a few examples:
- Mail separately to each IEP parent.
- Include in beginning of the year packets.
- Distribute at each student’s Annual IEP Review.
- Email to each parent.
- Post Notification on school website.
Please inform HBS when and how you distribute the Parental Notification, and we will document your method in our system so it is available in the case of an audit. As you know, audits take place several years later, and we want to make certain that the information is available.
If you have any questions, please let us know.