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SPECIAL REPORT
“Medicaid Billing in Schools”

What School Nurses Need to Know

The school nurse is a member of a multidisciplinary team providing health related services in schools. Through activities specifically defined in the Medicaid state plan, a portion of the funding spent in the provision of Medicaid covered services in schools may be reimbursable.

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“Medicaid Billing in Schools —
What School Nurses Need to Know”

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Diabetes Education and Training

Most children with asthma using inhalers incorrectly.
Nearly 6.5 million children in the United States suffer from asthma, and most use an inhaler to help keep their airways open. But experts say most children are making mistakes that can dramatically affect how well their medication works. Lanser said the biggest mistake is not using a spacer. Without it, about 80 percent of the medicine settles in the mouth and never gets into the lungs. . keep reading

How do you fight chronic absenteeism? Put a nurse in every school.
Almost a fifth of Memphis students are considered chronically absent from school, and too often it’s because of an asthma attack, a toothache or an undiagnosed psychological condition. ‘It’s clear that having a nurse at every school could greatly reduce the number of students who miss school for preventable health reasons. The health concerns we’re talking about disproportionately affect impoverished children and children of color. . keep reading

AHA recommends states require cardiac emergency response plans in schools.
School systems across the United States should have a clear and concise district-wide cardiac emergency response plan that meets laws, standards and safety practices, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) policy statement. . keep reading

Panel seeks fix to school nurse shortage.
When you picture a school nurse you may not think of David — a 7-year-old student at Daisy Bates Elementary in Pulaski County. ‘He can’t breathe on his own, gets pneumonia all the time, horrible scoliosis,’ said PCSSD school nurse Sarah Bemis. David has a genetic disorder, and keeping him healthy enough to learn is Bemis’ responsibility. But during a Wednesday hearing at the Capitol, Paula Smith, state’s school nurse consultant, told lawmakers that nearly 400 schools in the state share nurses with at least one other school. . keep reading

Rates of ADHD are skyrocketing, but that’s a good thing.
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rose by 43 percent between 2003 and 2011. The percentage of children who have ADHD, however, is not thought to have changed, it’s simply that more are being diagnosed. . keep reading


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