School Based ACCESS Program (SBAP)

The School Based ACCESS Program (SBAP) is a cooperative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

SBAP allows school districts to receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for providing IEP health-related services to Medical Assistance – eligible children.  Reimbursement for such services must be used in providing Special Education services.  SASD uses these funds to provide additional supports and interventions to our special education students through the purchase of equipment and materials that support the students’ IEP goals.

Services that may be reimbursed include:

  • Audiological Services
  • Assistive Technology Devices
  • Nursing Services
  • Orientation-Mobility Services
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Social Worker Services
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Services
  • Vision Services
  • Special Transportation