State of Minnesota Department of Education Awards Fairbanks Contract to Evaluate Third Party Billing for IEP Services

Chicago, Illinois, November 06, 2010 The Minnesota Department of Education awarded a competitively bid contract to Fairbanks for an evaluation of the efforts of Minnesota’s school districts to bill third parties, including Medicaid, for IEP services that are provided in the local school districts.  Fairbanks will evaluate third party billing in Minnesota by gathering data, analyzing data and identifying best practices and performance metrics.  Upon completion of the evaluation, Fairbanks will also provide recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, increase the potential for revenue to districts and reduce the potential for liability to districts that could result in returning revenue to Medicaid.