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NAME Creates Anysia Drumheller Memorial Conference Scholarship
Monday, 01 July 2013 18:07
At its June 2013 meeting, the NAME Board of Directors created the Anysia Drumheller Memorial Scholarship in memory of Anysia Drumheller, a longtime NAME member. The annual Scholarship will provide up to $1,000 for the reimbursement of reasonable costs for travel to and lodging at the NAME Annual Conference. In 2013, the Conference (October 8-11) is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
OSERS Guidance on Revised IDEA Parental Consent
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:25
<Click Here> to review the April 23, 2013 OSERS email sent to the State Directors of Special Education providing guidance on the effective date for the Part-B Insurance Regulation.
Parental Consent Regulations Approved!!!
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:00
February 12, 2012 marks a red-letter day in the history of NAME.
Today, USDOE-OSERS announced a major revision related to parental consent regulations for accessing public insurance authorized by IDEA 34 CFR §300.154 (d) which relates to the responsibilities of school districts across America to access Medicaid reimbursement for certain special education and related services.
Here is a link to the revised regulations:
The link includes:
1) An unofficial copy of the revised regulations
2) A one-page summary of what the changes mean
3) A Q&A to explain what the revisions mean to schools across the United States.
NAME has worked tirelessly to revise the 2006 regulations since 2006 by working with federal education officials and other national partners. Part of this work included providing OSERS with an understanding of the reasons why the regulations needed to be revised.
NAME, parents and school districts across the country will now reap the benefits of the revised regulations.
Today- February 12, 2013- is validation that NAME is an organization that has the ability to affect profound improvements for our membership. As a direct result of our efforts, we have brought about real improvement to our cause which was achieved truly...in the NAME of collaboration!
HHS Releases Proposed Rule on Medicaid, CHIP and Health Insurance Marketplaces
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:27
On January 14, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule implementing key Affordable Care Act provisions relating to Medicaid and the Exchanges. This proposed rule codifies statutory eligibility provisions, lays out a structure and options for coordinating Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Exchange eligibility notices and appeals. It also proposes to modify existing benchmark benefits regulations for low-income adults, and codify several of the provisions included in the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA).
This proposed rule includes information on how consumers will receive coordinated communications on eligibility determinations and can appeal eligibility determinations. It gives states flexibility in designing benefits and determining cost sharing in the Medicaid program. The proposed rule also provides flexibility to state-based Exchanges by allowing them to opt to rely on HHS for verifying whether an individual has employer-sponsored coverage and conducting some types of appeals.
The NPRM is available on display at the Federal Register here: http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2013-00659_PI.pdf
A fact sheet with additional information regarding the changes made through this proposed rule will be available on Medicaid.gov and http://cciio.cms.gov/ later today.
Please direct questions to HHSIEA@hhs.gov.
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