Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Medicaid

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This report begins with an overview of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It then discusses the distinction made in IDEA between medical services and health services. The report then summarizes the provisions in law that link Medicaid funding to IDEA. Next the report provides an overview of the complexities of Medicaid eligibility and covered services. Following that discussion, the report analyzes possible reasons why Medicaid appears to cover relatively little of IDEA health-related costs. Finally the report outlines possible legislative approaches with respect to Medicaid and IDEA.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 31, 2003
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Apling, Richard N

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Herz, Elicia J

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 31, 2003
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United States
Description:

This report begins with an overview of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It then discusses the distinction made in IDEA between medical services and health services. The report then summarizes the provisions in law that link Medicaid funding to IDEA. Next the report provides an overview of the complexities of Medicaid eligibility and covered services. Following that discussion, the report analyzes possible reasons why Medicaid appears to cover relatively little of IDEA health-related costs. Finally the report outlines possible legislative approaches with respect to Medicaid and IDEA.

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31 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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