A Brief Summary

The 13th Annual NAME Conference greeted a record-shattering 330 attendees as they arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, October 4-7, 2015.

The NAME 2015 Conference program was full of changes this year. To keep costs down, it was designed with one less day than many of the previous Conferences; it had no traditional breakout or nugget sessions; and it began on a Sunday evening, versus Tuesday afternoon. There was a large number of people who had arrived in time to attend the first session of the week, The NAME Academy: Introduction to School Based Medicaid.

Monday morning began with the 3rd Annual Anysia Drumheller Memorial Scholarship 5k Run. Congratulations to the first place winners;  Alexandria Fogarty(CO) in the Women's and Brian Mooney (IL) in the Men's.  The conference general sessions began with NAME President Rena Steyaert (MT), Conference Chair Mark Smith (OH) and NAME Executive Director John Hill (KY) welcoming all participants, special federal agency welcomes were delivered by Timothy Hill, Deputy Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Mary Louise Dirrigl, Director of the Office of Policy and Planning in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. Attendees then heard an informative presentation related to the recently issued guidance from CMS on Free-Care and Third Party Liability.  This session was presented by Jean Close from the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services.

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