3.9.13 Notification: California Local Educational Agency (LEA) Billing Option Program

Notification: California Local Educational Agency (LEA) Billing Option Program

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), in cooperation with the California Departments of Health Services and Education, has a program to allow the District to be reimbursed with federal Medicaid dollars for selected health services (such as, but not limited to, appropriately defined special education health assessments) provided to eligible students at school.

In accordance with Local Education Agency rules and guidelines, we are notifying you that eligible student records may be forwarded to the District’s billing agency and will be forwarded in a confidential manner. Our vendor holds a contract with the District, and this contract has a specific confidentiality clause to ensure information is not disclosed inappropriately. The contract also requires that any health or medical information that is disclosed is fully compliant with the Federal Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).

School health services currently provided to all students will not be changed by this program. Students will not be denied services they require to attend school.