FERPA Amendments of 2013 Apply to Part B and Part C of IDEA
On May 27, 2014, the USED provided guidance on amendments to the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These amendments affect the confidentiality provision which applies to Part B and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Click to see this 18-page letter: FERPA guidance
Applications now open for the Anysia Drumheller Memorial Scholarship.
The Anysia Drumheller Memorial Scholarship was created in 2013 by the NAME Board of Directors in memory of our longtime member, Anysia Drumheller. Anysia was elected to serve on the NAME Board of Directors, appointed Chair of the NAME Membership Committee and became an Honorary NAME Board Member prior to her death in May 2013. Her numerous contributions to NAME, service to existing members and determination to recruit new members are commemorated by this generous scholarship.
In 2014, the NAME Board of Directors approved three individual scholarships- one for each NAME Region. Each scholarship will provide reimbursement (not to exceed $1,000) of reasonable travel costs and lodging for the 12th Annual NAME Conference in Niagara Falls, New York (September 16-19, 2014).
Individuals employed by a State Medicaid Agency, State Education Agency, Agency designee or LEA are eligible to apply for the scholarship if their costs for attending the 12th Annual NAME Conference are not covered by their employer. In addition to travel and lodging reimbursement, recipients of each scholarship will receive conference registration and complimentary NAME membership through December 31, 2015.
NAME has updated the Member Only web pages to include more school-based services audit information.
To access links to recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) Audit Reports and Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports & Testimonies on Medicaid Reimbursements for School-based Services, login to Member Only > then on the Member Only menu click > Find a Document or Form > Federal Audits.
Once there, you will also find new links to general information from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on “The Role of Medicaid Integrity Contractors in Medicaid Audits” and “Who Are the Medicaid Integrity Contractors, Where Do They Operate, and What Do They Do?”