MaineCare in Education

School Health-Related Services

This webpage provides information and important updates about policy and billing changes to MaineCare-covered services that are provided in an educational setting.

New MaineCare in Education Online Courses!

The Office of MaineCare Services is excited to share new resources where you can learn more about how MaineCare Covered Services are delivered in Maine schools. All courses may be  accessed using a desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

To access the online courses, just click on the title below.


For Parents and Guardians

My Student and MaineCare

This online course was created with parents and guardians in mind. It provides an overview of what MaineCare is and how students can get MaineCare services in schools. This course takes about forty-five (45) minutes to complete.

For School Administrators, MaineCare Providers, and Other Stakeholders

School Administrators, MaineCare Providers, and Other Stakeholders, please be sure to take the courses in order, starting with MaineCare 100. At the end of each course, you will be asked to submit contact information to receive a certificate of completion for each course. 

MaineCare 100: Introduction to MaineCare

This course presents an overview of the MaineCare program. Participants will learn about the purpose of the program, basic eligibility requirements, the application process, member responsibilities, and what resources are available for MaineCare members. This course takes about forty-five (45) minutes to complete.

MaineCare 101: Introduction to School Health-Related Services*

Sometimes students need to access health services in school settings. Since there are separate federal and state regulations and authorities providing guidance for Medicaid and education programs, it is critical to understand how the two systems work together to support students. This course provides foundational information to explain the basis for Medicaid reimbursement in school settings. Participants will learn about what covered services enrolled MaineCare providers can deliver in school settings, and how the services are accesed by student MaineCare members. This course takes about forty-five (45) minutes to complete.

*Prerequiste Required: Completion of MaineCare 100 Introduction to MaineCare.

MaineCare 102: Advanced School Health-Related Services for Providers*

MaineCare providers must ensure they understand the full scope of requirements related to delivery of MaineCare covered services. This course provides an opportunity for participants to expand on the information presented in MaineCare 100 and 101 related to the delivery of School Health-Related Services. This course takes about two (2) hours to complete.

*Prerequistes Required: Completion of MaineCare 100 Introduction to MaineCare and MaineCare 101 Introduction to School Health-Related Services.

MaineCare 103: Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Services*

Through this course participants will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how Private Duty Nursing (PDN) services may be delivered in Maine schools. As with other School Health-Related services, schools have the option of delivering services directly, or contracting with an enrolled MaineCare provider.

*Prerequistes Required: Completion of MaineCare 100 Introduction to MaineCare, MaineCare 101 Introduction to School Health-Related Services, and MaineCare 102 Advanced School Health-Related Services for Providers.

MaineCare in Education 104  EPSDT for Children and Youth

The goal of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Program (EPSDT) is to ensure that individual children get the right care to the right child at the right time in the right setting. Through this course participants will learn about the how EPSDT is accessed by children and youth.

MaineCare in Education 105  Navigating Seed

Tailored specifically for school administrators responsible for oversight of their School Administrative Unit’s MaineCare reimbursement, this course provides in-depth training on what Seed is, and how to access and review quarterly Seed reports.

MaineCare in Education 107: February 2024 Bootcamp

Through this course participants can view the presentation made specifically for school administrators. Presented in collaboration with the Maine Department of Education, this bootcamp provides an overview of reimbursement opportunities and clarifies some of the challenges schools have faced in delivering MaineCare-covered services to students.

Additional Resources for School Administrators and other Providers 

MaineCare and Maine Department of Education Joint Training Resources

    Development of a New School Health-Related Services Rule 

    The DHHS Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is drafting a new section of the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Section 106, which will contain requirements for the provision of School Health-Related Services. School Health-Related Services are MaineCare-covered services, delivered in school settings, to MaineCare members by enrolled and qualified MaineCare providers.  

    Additional resources will be available here as MaineCare proceeds with the rulemaking process. MaineCare anticipates the rulemaking process will start after a rate study is completed.

    Virtual Meetings and Trainings 

    All providers who deliver MaineCare services in schools are encouraged to sign up to be part of the "MaineCare in Education Sessions" team. You will receive information and resources about School Health Related Services through virtual meetings and training opportunities. Complete the online form to register.


    If you have questions, please email them to the MaineCare in Education. You may also email Trista Collins, State Medicaid Education Liaison.