Dates: September 28 - 30, 2005
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

September 28, 2005

9am - 10:15am

Opening Session
John Hill, NAME President
Overview of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education, Inc. along with information on our long range strategic plan.

10:30am - Noon

IDEA Update
Dr. Douglas H. Gill, Washington Director of Special Education
Information on the reauthorization of IDEA 04, both how it was drafted and how it impacts Medicaid reimbursement for states and local districts.

1:30pm - 3pm

Linda Tavener, Mary Cieslicki, Ellen Blackwell and Judi Wallace (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Review current CMS policies and also take a look at future developments from the federal agency.

Breakout Sessions
3:15pm - 4:30pm

NAME 101
John Hill (Indiana Dept of Education) and Dann Stevens (Iowa Dept of Education)
Various ways people can become involved in the NAME organization.

Special Education 101
Dr. Douglas Gill, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
(Direct Billing/Fee for Service)
Dr. Gill will provide an explanation of the basics of Special Education for those attendee-s normally involved in the Medicaid program.

Medicaid 101
Jan Metel, CMS Seattle office
(Medicaid Administrative Claiming)
Session will focus on basic Medicaid 101 issues and how the channels of communication between CMS and the State Medicaid Agencies are structured. The session will assist individuals working in education based Medicaid to better understand CMS operations.

September 29, 2005

Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 3pm

Policy and Advocacy in Today's Environment
Clay Roberts
Follow up from Keynote General Session

Medicaid and the School Based Clinic
Dann Stevens (IA Dept of Education), Rhoda Shepard and Noreen Humphrey (Cedar Rapids CSD), Sue Robertson (Oklahoma Health Care Authority)
(Direct Billing/Fee for Service)
Panel discussion of how a state/LEA developed a claiming process for non-IEP services in Iowa, based in part on the Oklahoma DAB decision.

Self-Monitoring - Practice to Live By
Patricia Crowley (Boston Public Schools), Dr. Benjamin Feldman (Baltimore City Public Schools), Lin Leslie (4GL School Solutions)
(Medicaid Administrative Claiming)
Session will highlight promising practices used by school districts to self-monitor Medicaid claiming operations in order to stem the likelihood of audit exceptions.

Breakout Sessions
3:30pm - 5pm

Today in Medicaid - Current Events Affecting Education
Fritz Jenkins (Oregon Dept of Human Services), Greg Morris (Attorney at Law)
An up-to-the-minute and comprehensive overview of the trends and issues affecting education based Medicaid operations. Recent Departmental Appeals Board rulings, audit findings, and court decisions will be examined as to their impact on schools.
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Plugging Holes in a Leaky Ship
Cathy Griffin (Minnesota Dept of Education), Ina Moody (Owatonna ISD)
(Direct Billing/Fee for Service)
Want to reduce your risk? Conduct self-audits of claims submitted by your LEA for direct billing. Owatonna Public Schools will share findings from their self-audit and the corrective measures they put into place to "plug the holes."

School Based Medicaid Claiming in the US - How to Improve the Process to Maximize Reimbursement for Local Educational Agencies
Elena Chavez (Consumers Union)
(Medicaid Administrative Claiming)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examines whether and how Medicaid Administrative Claiming can be used to support school-based Medicaid and SCHIP Outreach.

September 30, 2005

Breakout Sessions
9am - 10:15am

Market Partnership Revenue Enhancement
Ruben Rojas and Christine Smith (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Panel of local education staff will share ways to develop alternate revenue sources.

Direct Service Documentation & Billing Program Designed by a School District
Joseph S. Greene (Seminole County School District)
(Direct Billing/Fee for Service)
Presentation will share how a local agency designed and implemented a documentation and claiming program internally.

Putting Yourself Under the Microscope - A Tale of Self-Monitoring
Penny Dipple (Michigan Dept of Community Health), Anne Glass (MAXIMUS)
(Medicaid Administrative Claiming)
Panel will review how they developed a self-monitoring process for Medicaid claimed services.