More Medicaid Eligible Students = More Medicaid Funds.
A few weeks back we reminded everyone that now is the time of year to review your Child Count Roster. I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve performed this free service for our clients and come across significant positive increases in the number of qualified Medicaid eligible students that are being provided services. Each student that we discover who should be on the Fee for Service Eligible List increases the reimbursements our clients receive. This means critical funding is available to ensure students are receiving the important services they need — and can free up funding for other programs and services.
This year, we at R&G, took some time to do an analysis of the impact this review had on our clients. Even we were amazed by the results. In one school district, we increased their Child Count by 346 students — an increase of almost 50% for that school district alone. And yes, that school district already had about 800 students on their Roster. There were 6 school districts that saw an increase of over 200 students in their Roster!
But this isn’t something that falls through the cracks in just big school districts — our biggest increase (by percentage) was for a school district that had just 21 students before our review — we found 11 Medicaid eligible students that have been added to their Roster and are now being claimed for reimbursement — which is an increase of over 50%!
Overall, the average increase across our review this year is an astounding 31%. Increasing the number of students identified as Medicaid Eligible on average by 56 students.
As a long standing provider to Illinois School Districts, we are proud of the positive financial impact we provide for our clients. If your organization is considering changing the service bureau you use for Medicaid Claiming, please allow R&G to demonstrate our commitment to our School District clients. We will provide this service up front and let you know how many additional Medicaid Eligible students we have found based on your Child Count Roster.
If you would like to see the results for yourself, please click to download the results here.