Excerpt from the Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 28 Friday, December 28, 2007 Rules & Regulations
"Under the Medicaid program, Federal payment is available for the costs of administrative activities ‘‘as found necessary by the Secretary for the proper and efficient administration of the State plan.'' This final rule eliminates Federal Medicaid payment for the costs of certain school-based administrative and transportation activities because the Secretary has found that these activities are not necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the Medicaid State plan and are not within the definition of the optional transportation benefit. Based on these determinations, under this final rule, Federal Medicaid payments will no longer be available for administrative activities performed by school employees or contractors, or anyone under the control of a public or private educational institution, and for transportation from home to school. In addition, this final rule responds to public comments received on the September 7, 2007 proposed rule. These regulations are effective on February 26, 2008."