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School Based Medicaid

Middleton School District provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) through the provision of special education and related services. These are provided at no cost to parents. Health-related and rehabilitative services are provided to students receiving special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when these services are considered medically necessary for the child to participate in his/her educational program. Middleton School District is enrolled as a Medicaid provider and can receive reimbursement for certain school-based services provided that:

  • the child is eligible for Medicaid;
  • each service is specifically identified on an Individual Education Plan (IEP); and
  • services are medically necessary for a child to benefit from his/her educational program.

Middleton School District will seek Medicaid reimbursement only after receiving parental written, informed consent. The claims submitted by the District for reimbursement will not impact a family's ability to access these services for their child outside of the school setting. Furthermore, all services will be provided at no cost to the family.


School Based Health Related Services and Medicaid Reimbursements


Michelle Mathews

Michelle Mathews

Medicaid Billing Specialist


Michelle is the Medicaid Specialist for the District and is your contact for all school-based Medicaid related practices and procedures, including doctor referrals, Medicaid auditing and reimbursement/reconciliation for eight health-related programs. Michelle works with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to ensure reimbursement compliance based on the Idaho Administrative Code. Michelle assists Special Education teachers in required Medicaid duties as well as provides training/site review in those areas. Michelle continues to maintain the Medicaid software that helps the District reach all potential reimbursement while ensuring compliance.