Members of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee heard from several representatives of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) during the committee’s meeting on Aug. 17.
During the July 13 Education Continuation Task Force meeting, members convened virtually to learn more about reopening guidance released by the Kentucky Department of Education.
The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services are collaborating on a framework to improve the physical and mental well-being of Kentucky’s youth, called Kentucky CARES.
Gov. Matt Bevin announced June 3 that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.
Kentucky and five other states are participating in a federal pilot project that automatically will make students eligible for free school meals if their households receive Medicaid benefits. Kentucky joins Alaska, Florida, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania in the pilot phase of the project, which will begin on July 1 for school year 2012-13. The project is under the authority [...]