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.    

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

SBAP Trainings
FY 2017-2018 SBAP Statewide Training Sessions
*Stay tuned for Fall 2018 training dates

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