Ohio School Health Services Association

Our Vision

All school districts in Ohio are operating a successful, transparent, efficient, and effective Medicaid in Schools Program for the measurable benefits of their students. Additionally, OSHSA is dedicated to the growth and success of school-based health programs and services that contribute to both the well-being and achievement of their respective student bodies.

Our Mission

The efforts of several people impacting and being impacted by the Medicaid Schools Program (MSP) has led to the formation and activation of the Ohio Schools Health Services Association (OSHSA). OSHSA resulted from a handful people operating in the MSP space in differing capacities deliberately restructuring and reconstituting the Ohio Alliance for Medicaid in Education (OAME), an existing non-profit organization, inclusive of changing the composition of the Board of Directors. 


OSHSA provides a unique experience that combines multiple areas of expertise that allows you to find all the relevant info in one spot:

  • Advocacy

  • Medicaid

  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • And many other services  See more >>


OSHSA combines many people with different and specialized backgrounds to work together, for the betterment of all of our students


  • Former State Board Members

  • Ohio Department of Education

  • Ohio Department of Medicaid

  • OT, PT, Speech

  • And many other areas

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Better Care Starts with You!


“OSHSA is needed in today's constantly changing, and more complicated educational and government landscape.  It brings together multiple people from multiple areas and allows for one voice and 'one-stop shopping' for information.”


Ryan Collins


“Advocacy, training, lobbying, and distribution of information unlike anything I've seen so far in the Health Services and Educational fields.”


Kristin Mattioda




April 29, 2020

Register now for this important FREE webinar!


Healthcare Delivery in the Age of COVID-19 by Dr. Carly Wilbur


Dr. Carly W. Wilbur serves as psi's Medical Director and is a board certified pediatrician with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Wilbur will discuss the dynamics of providing healthcare in a time that has been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemi...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors of both major political parties are warning that a little-noticed regulation proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration could lead to big cuts in Medicaid, reducing access to health care for low-income Americans.

The arcane fiscal accountability rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, would tighten federal oversight and approval over complex financing strateg...

Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) And the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) To Student Health Records

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This document is on how best to handle FERPA/HIPAA data transfers in school settings. This document should be widely shared, as it is several federal agency’s work to clarify the legal proces...

August 15, 2019

Please read the following document to see the MSP Updates and the Agreed-Upon Procedures!

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December 5, 2018

It's called the Children's Collaborative Project- a grant based project of West Virginians for Affordable Heath Care. This announcement centers around the first release of a report detailing the findings of a 6-month survey

The toolkit was designed as a collaboration between state agencies to provide tactical advice and resources to excite schools and care providers about school-based health care. The toolkit answers key questions about starting out, operationalizing partnerships, ensuring sustainability and measuring success. It can be used as a resource to either begin a new school-based health partnership or to expand upon one that already exi...

February 6, 2018

Generally, no.  In most cases, the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to an elementary or secondary school because the school either: (1) is not a HIPAA covered entity or (2) is a HIPAA covered entity but maintains health information only on students in records that are by definition “education records” under FERPA and, therefore, is not subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 

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