New York State Education Department Approved Non-Public Schools

Non-public schools approved by New York State Education Department (NYSED)(article 4201, 4410, and 853 schools) serving New York City students are responsible for assisting the New York City Department of Education (DOE) in managing and collecting the documents needed for Medicaid reimbursements for related services. The DOE is utilizing EasyTrac™ to assist schools with center-based programs in managing these needs. 

Physician Referral Program for NYSED Approved Schools 

The Office of Medicaid Operations, in conjunction with the Office of School Health, is sponsoring a program by which physicians employed by the City of New York visit schools and observe students recommended for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and/or Speech/Language Therapy on their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in consideration of a prescription for the service.

New York State approved non-public schools are responsible for obtaining prescriptions for services annually. Participation in this program allows a physician to visit your school(s), observe NYC students with IEPs, discuss with your school’s therapist, and, if warranted, write prescriptions on site. These prescriptions will be automatically entered into EasyTrac by NYCDOE to satisfy your school’s compliance requirements. Your school has the option to upload a copy of the prescription into EasyTrac for future reference. These services are provided at no cost to your school. 

If you are interested in participating in this program and would like additional information, please contact medicaidops@schools.nyc.gov

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