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. When attending our conferences you will hear presentations on topics in areas such as:  

  • Medicaid reimbursement to schools
  • Compliance with school-based Medicaid billing and audit requirements
  • Innovative ways to provide and pay for school health services and related services for students with disabilities
  • Potential health care legislation changes and the relationship to Medicaid in Education

2018 16th Annual NAME Conference

Save the date: "Moving Forward in the City of Firsts"

16th Annual NAME Conference
October 14-17, 2018
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel


The 16th Annual NAME Conference will take place October 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.


2018 Conference Registration Rates:

Full Conference Before September 15, 2018 After September 15, 2018
October 14-17, 2018 $545 $625
Day Rates    
Sunday, 10/14/18 $200 $225
Monday, 10/15/18 $300 $350
Tuesday, 10/16/18 $300 $350
Wednesday, 10/17/18 $200 $225

* Attendees will be limited to either the Full Conference rate or one (1) Day Rate.

 Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Make your hotel reservations now at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202 for the 2018 NAME 16th Annual Conference!

To receive NAME’s Conference group room rate, please make your room reservations by Friday, September 14, 2018 as long as rooms within the block are available.

  • NAME’s Conference single room rate is $189.00 per night plus 15.5% hotel tax. Total of $218.30 including tax.
  • NAME has reserved this room rate from 10/12/18 – 10/17/18 so come early! (There will be limited availability at this rate 3 days prior to the event date).
  • If you have any problems with your hotel room reservations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Daily Hotel Parking Rates are $33.00 per day to self park and $43.00 a day for valet parking
  • The closest airport is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) Transportation to hotel one way - Taxi estimate $30 or Uber for $25-$30

NAME’s Conference Hotel Register Link:


Moving Forward in the City of Firsts. The 2018 Conference Committee has been busy developing a conference agenda that offers attendees a variety of informative sessions. 

A number of presentations will be offered by our federal partners, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of Inspector General and National Updates in the popular ‘Fireside Chat’. 

The Practitioner Panel will continue to be offered along with a new ‘LEA Panel’ where representatives from a variety of LEA programs across the country will discuss best practices for a successful claiming program.

And for a First, the Committee has developed a new format for the Town Hall Meetings.  In our past programs the Town Hall Meetings have been centered by region, this year to provide a new format and networking opportunities they will be centered by "We Have The Same Job".

Click below for the preliminary program for the conference (as of 8/31/2018):


Remember to register before September 15th to receive the discounted rate of $545.

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME), Inc., invites you to expand your participation in our Medicaid in Education community by becoming a 2018 sponsor. The sponsor levels and corresponding benefits remain the same as they were in 2017.

NAME's purpose is to provide leadership; promote integrity, collaboration and success; and facilitate a network to share information among our members. Our membership represents state Medicaid and education agencies, as well as local education agency staff with programmatic responsibility for administering Medicaid claiming for health-related special education services and Medicaid administrative activities performed by public schools. We are a steadily growing national not-for-profit organization that has built its reputation on providing timely, accurate, and valid information from the highest quality sources.

NAME continues to increase its efforts at the national, state and local levels in order to refine, improve and enhance the ability of local schools to access Medicaid. During the past year NAME was asked and accepted the opportunity to co-chair the Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition of approximately 80 national and state organizations that are vested in the potential outcomes of the new administration’s health care reform efforts. NAME has also played a leadership role in the Health & Human Services and the Department of Education’s “Healthy Students, Promising Futures Collaborative” which is focused on expanding access to school-based health services for children enrolled in Medicaid.

If you were a previous sponsor, we hope that you will continue to see the value of our past and current efforts. If you have not been a supporter in the past, we hope that you recognize that our mission of advocating for program integrity for school-based Medicaid reimbursement, as well as our effort to provide leadership, promote collaboration and facilitate a network to share information is in the best interest of all stakeholders. It is our belief these efforts will help assure a long lasting funding stream that allows schools to better meet the educational and medical needs of our nation’s children.

I am hopeful your organization will be able to support our efforts in the next year with a generous sponsorship. The scope of NAME’s efforts for 2018-19 and beyond is highly dependent on your support.

For more information, please contact John Hill, NAME’s Executive Director, at 317-902-5446 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


National Aquarium - Baltimore, MD

Conference Social Event @ National Aquarium - Baltimore, MD

501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Adults - $35
Children (ages 3-18) - $20
Children (ages 2 and under) - Free

The National Aquarium will open exclusively for NAME conference attendees and their families from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on October 15, 2018. Your ticket will give you exclusive access to the Blue Wonders: Reefs to Rainforests, which includes five levels of exhibits including the Blacktip Reef.

The National Aquarium is conveniently located in the Inner Harbor, across the street from the Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel.

If you would like to participate in this social activity, sign up for ticket(s) when registering for the Conference, please plan to pay for your ticket(s) at the NAME Conference registration check in desk. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card, but to help reduce costs, cash or check is preferred.

Space is limited to 200, so don’t miss out!

Adopt a School in Puerto Rico

Adopt a School in Puerto Rico

CharityNAME has selected "Adopt a School in Puerto Rico" as the recipient of the Silent Auction proceeds at this year’s conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

The project Adopt A School in Puerto Rico began after Hurricane Irma and Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. It was started to help the students/teachers acquire supplies needed so that they could get back to school and have some sense of normalcy.

As of March 2018, over seventy-two (72) teachers at seventeen (17) different schools, elementary and secondary levels, have received school supplies. Students in regular and special education programs have benefited from the donations, including students in the following special education programs: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, Autism, Intellectually Deficient (moderate and severe), Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders. In addition, over 150 lbs of books and supplies have been provided for libraries For more information -

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