SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS IN INDIANA
There were 37 school-based health centers in Indiana in school year 1999/2000, an increase of 3 centers in the previous two years. The largest portion (40%) were in middle schools, followed by elementary schools (38%) and high schools (22%). That year the state invested just over $429,000 in the centers, all of which came from the Maternal Child Health Block Grant or Title V program. The centers bill Medicaid for services, but do not have contracts with any managed care plans.

Descriptive Data
 
SBHCs with primary care providers Types of schools housing SBHCs Location of SBHCs



 



State Policies
Table I: Third Party Payments for SBHC Services

SBHCs are eligible for services under fee-for-service Medicaid Yes
SBHCs are eligible for services under fee-for-service SCHIP Yes
State specifically prohibits SBHCs from billing Medicaid No
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that Medicaid managed care provider networks include SBHCs No
State encourages through law, managed care contracts or regulations that Medicaid managed care provider networks include SBHCs No
State prohibits SBHCs from being paid for care provided to Medicaid managed care beneficiaries No
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that SCHIP managed care provider networks include SBHCs No
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that SCHIP managed care provider networks include SBHCs No

 

Table II: Programs and Policies that Support SBHCs

Is there a program unit that is responsible for providing technical assistance to communities interested in SBHCs? No
Does the state have targeting guidelines for state-funded SBHCs? No
Has the state established operating standards for SBHCs?* Yes
Are SBHCs licensed by state health licensing authority? No

*Operating standards in Indiana are recommended.

Table III: SBHCs and Managed Care Experience

Do any SBHCs in the state have contracts with managed care plans? No
Do any SBHCs participate in commercial plans? No
Does state law permit nurse practitioners to participate in managed care provider networks as primary care providers? Yes

 

Table IV: SBHCs and Community Support

Has the state health department or education agency sponsored polls or organized focus groups to identify public interest and concerns regarding SBHCs? No
Has the state agency been asked to provide information on how to start, operate or fund a SBHC? Yes
Has the agency been contacted by persons who were worried about the opening of SBHCs in their community? No
Has the agency been contacted by persons opposed to the opening of SBHCs in the state? No

 

 

State Funds for SBHCs for School Year 1999/2000

 

Title V MCH Block Grant
(state directed dollars)
$429,219

 

Source: National Survey of School-Based Health Centers 2000,
Making the Grade


Contact Information:

Sally Goss
Adolescent Health Coordinator
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street, Suite 700
PO Box 1964
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317/233-1374
Fax: 317/233-1299

Related Links:

Indiana Department of Health
http://www.state.in.us/doh