School-Based ACCESS Program

Local education agencies must first be enrolled as a provider in the Medical Assistance program through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in order to participate in the School-Based ACCESS Program, also known as SBAP.

Provider Type (PT) 35 - Public School is the Medical Assistance enrollment applicable for participating in the SBAP.    
 

Local education acencies eligible to enroll

  • School districts
  • Charter schools
  • Intermediate units
  • Vocational-technical schools
  • Preschool early intervention programs 

SBAP components

  • Direct services and special transportation claiming
  • Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC)
  • Random Moment Time Studies (RMTS)
  • Annual cost reconciliation and settlement 

Allowable health-related services

  • Assistive technology devices
  • Audiology services
  • Hearing-impaired services
  • Nursing services
  • Nurse practitioner services
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Orientation, mobility and vision services
  • Personal care services
  • Physical therapy services
  • Physician services
  • Psychiatric services
  • Psychological services
  • Social work services
  • Special transportation services
  • Speech and language services    

SBAP Handbook

SBAP Memos

Quarterly newsletters

SBAP trainings

Fiscal Year 2018-19 SBAP Statewide Training Sessions
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 – IU 19, 1200 Line St., Archbald, PA 18403
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 – IU 17, 2400 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701
  • Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – IU 6, 270 Mayfield Road, Clarion, PA 16214
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 – IU 5, 252 Waterford St., Edinboro, PA 16412
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 – Pittsburgh PaTTAN, 3190 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 – Harrisburg PaTTAN, 6340 Flank Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 – PaTTAN East, 333 Technology Drive, Malvern, PA 19355*
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 – PaTTAN East, 333 Technology Drive, Malvern, PA 19355* 

Due to capacity, two training dates will be offered at PaTTAN East. Participation is strongly encouraged to ensure your local education agency has the latest SBAP information, so save these dates on your calendars. Registration will be required for all SBAP statewide trainings.

FY 2018-19 SBAP Statewide Training Sessions

Commonwealth contractors 

DHS utilizes third-party contractors to help administer the SBAP statewide and assist participating education agencies.