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October 2-4, 2019 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel
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The NAME Annual Conference is a national forum for professionals working in education and/or health care and related fields. The conference provides a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and similar professionals in the field of school-based health at the local, state and federal levels.
Our national conference provides an opportunity for professional development with the latest information in research, experience and best practices for Medicaid in Education.
"We envision the day when public policy values children's health as essential to learning."
The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education, Inc. (NAME) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was created in response to a need for a national forum to address the complexities and challenges of Medicaid reimbursement programs in school settings.
NAME facilitates a member network comprised mostly of volunteers to share information about Medicaid in Education, and is the only organization of its kind. NAME's membership is primarily composed of professionals from the nation's public school districts, state Medicaid agencies and state education agencies who are involved in administration of Medicaid claiming for school-based services. Other members are those with an interest in the Medicaid in Education field such as businesses, consulting firms, non-profit organizations and federal agencies.
NAME collaborates with key Federal agencies: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and other partners and stakeholders, to develop and support public policies that value children's health and recognize it as essential to learning.
The Georgetown University Center of Children and Families just released a report looking at how the school and health sectors can collaborate to improve student success, with a particular emphasis on the role of Medicaid and CHIP.
The report details how recent changes to federal education law, new grant programs and revised Medicaid rules have opened the door for better collaboration, but obstacles remain in both the logistics and the costs of offering school-based health care.
NAME draws on the expertise of highly informed and specialized sources from around the country at federal, state and local levels, as well as the private sector.
Voting Members are individuals employed or contracted by a state Medicaid agency, state education agency or local education agency who have responsibility for administering the Medicaid administrative claiming or direct billing of school-based health related special education or free care services provided by public schools to students.
Associate Members are non-voting and include individuals from an agency/organization or company that provides services/support for school-based health care, special education or Medicaid in Education, or function as a Medicaid billing agent.
April 25, 2019 from 3-4 p.m. Central Time
This webinar will provide a "mid-year" update on the federal and state health and education policy - and what it means for advancing the learning and health connection.
To join the webinar, click here: REGISTER