School-based Medicaid

School-Based Medicaid Services

Many schools across Louisiana offer health services that are eligible for reimbursement under Medicaid, a state-federal program that provides health insurance to low income families.

The Louisiana Department of Education has developed the Louisiana School-Based Medicaid Handbook to help districts implement a health services program that is eligible for funding through Medicaid. The handbook outlines steps to enroll, implement and maintain a reimbursement program for Medicaid, including eligible services, required documentation and audit process. The Handbook does not supersede Medicaid policy and should not be used in lieu of Medicaid policy.

The Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) is a collaborative effort of the Governor’s Office and the following state agencies: Department of Children and Family Services; Department of Education; Department of Health and Hospitals; and the Office of Juvenile Justice. The system is designed to ensure students with significant behavior concerns and/or co-occurring disorders and their families receive needed services to keep the student at home and in the community. For more information, visit