Preschool/School Supportive Health Services Program - SSHSP

The Preschool/School Supportive Health Services Program (collectively "SSHSP") is administered jointly by the New York State Education Department (SED) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH).

In 1988, an amendment to the Social Security Act provided statutory authority for SSHSP, also known as Medicaid in Education, by allowing Medicaid coverage of medical services included in the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) of students with disabilities. The purpose of SSHSP is to provide Medicaid reimbursement to school districts, §4201 schools and counties for certain diagnostic and health support services provided to Medicaid-eligible students with disabilities. The SSHSP applies to students from age three years up to their 21st birthday.

Medicaid-reimbursable services under New York's SSHSP, for children with disabilities who are eligible for Medicaid, include:

  1. Physical therapy services
  2. Occupational therapy services
  3. Speech therapy services
  4. Psychological evaluations
  5. Psychological counseling
  6. Skilled nursing services
  7. Medical evaluations
  8. Medical specialist evaluations
  9. Audiological evaluations
  10. Special transportation services

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