School-Based ACCESS Program

Local Education Agencies must first be enrolled as a provider in the Medical Assistance (MA) program through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in order to participate in the School-Based ACCESS Program (SBAP). Provider Type (PT) 35 - Public School is the MA enrollment applicable for participating in the SBAP.  


2017-2018 School-Based ACCESS Program Statewide Training Sessions
Handouts are now available!
*Registered attendees are asked to print their own handouts prior to the training.
Session handouts are below:

Registration is available online via the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network at Please contact Sharon Kennedy at if you have any registration questions. 


LEAs Eligible to Enroll as MA Providers

  • 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

Commonwealth Contractors 

DHS utilizes third-party contractors to help administer the SBAP statewide and assist participating LEAs.
*Support for RMTS, MAC and Direct Services/Special Transportation Claiming 
*Support for Cost Settlement/Cost Reconciliation and Interim Rate Adjustments