Nebraska Medicaid Program

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Medicaid In Public Schools (MIPS) Provider Handbook

 Medicaid In Public Schools (MIPS) is a statewide billing system to access federal Medicaid funds for special education and related services provided by Nebraska’s public school districts as allowed under the federal Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988.  The billing system was developed with federal approval in accordance with Nebraska’s Early Intervention Act (Nebraska R.R.S. 43-2511) of 1993.  The State agencies participating in the MIPS program are the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  These State agencies coordinate MIPS activities with school districts/approved cooperatives and Educational Service Unit’s (ESU’s).

In Nebraska, the MIPS program can access Federal Medicaid funds for the following services:

  • Speech Therapy (ST);
  • Occupational Therapy (OT); and
  • Physical Therapy (PT).

School Districts/approved cooperatives and ESU’s are enrolled as Medicaid providers of speech (ST), occupational (OT) and physical (PT) therapy services and submit Medicaid claims for these services to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as prescribed in Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP’s) to students who are also enrolled in the Nebraska’s Medicaid program.

The DHHS regulations that govern the Special Education School-Based Services in accessing federal Medicaid funds can be found at:

MIPS Handbook

MIPS Claims Instructions

 For more Information contact:  Cole Johnson at 402-471-6740 or


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