School-Based ACCESS Program

Local Education Agencies (LEA) must first be enrolled as a provider in the Medical Assistance (MA) program through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) 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
Commonwealth Contractors 
DHS utilizes third-party contractors to help administer the SBAP statewide and assist participating LEAs.