MSB has made some updates to how students are addressed on the Advance Written Notice and the Written Notice. Previously, the student’s name was included in the salutation of these forms if the student was in grade nine or higher. This will no longer be controlled by the student’s grade. Users will now be in control of how the student is handled on notices, whether as part of the salutation with each parent or addressed separately in their own form (or both). [Read more…]
Action Required for All New Service Providers
Effective January 17, 2017, the Health PAS Online Portal (MIHMS) was updated to support the provider enrollment requirements of the Affordable Care Act, which mandates new provider screening and enrollment requirements that state Medicaid agencies must implement to comply with the federal law. For complete details about these requirements, see the New Screening Requirements document published by MaineCare. [Read more…]
We are always working on ways to improve how Adori and Lumea work for you. Below are the latest improvements. We hope they are helpful and, as always, if you have any questions let us know! [Read more…]
We’ve made some improvements
Don’t you love it when things get updated and are more helpful? We do! So you’ll notice some new Adori form updates. We’ve updated the Summary of Performance document, and have placed it in the IEP Forms list. What’s great about this is that the form is editable and available to complete even if the IEP workspace isn’t! [Read more…]
The State of Maine Department of Education in collaboration with MAXIMUS Consulting Services has published information related to the calculation of indirect cost rates for Maine public schools. The impact for districts “including indirect costs in discretionary grant application budgets may result in increased funding” according to the January 5, 2017 article posted on the Maine DOE Newsroom website. [Read more…]
You might be wondering why your district receives a Lumea status update in a long email, with a lot of numbers and action items about Medicaid periodically from your MSB Program Specialist. There’s actually a good reason for that!
What is required for parental authorization before a public school district can submit school Medicaid claims for reimbursement?
Public school districts in most states are permitted to seek reimbursement for certain school-based services that are permitted under their state’s Medicaid plan. The federal Department of Education has made it very clear that in order for the school district to re-disclose student information for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement the school district must obtain the consent of the parent or authorized guardian of the student. [Read more…]
Great news! We’re making your district’s account (Adori/Lumea/Acuity 504) more flexible, while increasing privacy relative to detailed student information. [Read more…]
EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT
Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting: Summary of Final Regulations
“Today the U.S. Department of Education (Department) issued final regulations to implement provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regarding school accountability, data reporting, and state plans. The regulations incorporate the valuable feedback that the Department received through the public comment process, while maintaining the focus on providing states with new flexibility to ensure that every child gets a high-quality and well-rounded education, and enhancing equity and preserving critical civil rights protections for all students.”
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What does it mean to be a happy customer? Is there more to a customer’s happiness than good communication and customer service?
For businesses in any venue, customers are an important piece of success. Without customers, a business cannot flourish. How a business effectively achieves happy customers may vary from industry to industry. [Read more…]