After the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency began in March 2020, 31 states expanded Medicaid reimbursement for school-based telehealth services. Prior to the public health emergency, 24 state Medicaid programs allowed reimbursement for telehealth services provided in school settings. Half of states reimburse for telehealth services needed as part of an individualized education program (IEP) or telehealth Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services. State Medicaid programs are most likely to reimburse schools for telehealth audiology and speech-language therapy. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the number of state Medicaid programs . . .
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