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Medicaid may help schools' special needs costs

Special needs programs at some 100 schools across Mississippi may get a small boost as a months-long Medicaid issue is ironed out with the federal government.

Schools, in some cases for almost two years, have been paying the costs of providing administrative duties related to children on Medicaid. It started over a flap about whether the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ever signed off on Mississippi’s program.

At this point, “it’s a matter of paperwork,” said Phyllis Williams, Medicaid’s deputy administrator for health services.

Read more here: Medicaid may help schools’ special needs costs | | The Clarion-Ledger.

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