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 (See NAME Regions). Each scholarship will provide reimbursement (not to exceed $1,000) of reasonable travel costs and lodging for the 13th Annual NAME Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Individuals employed by a State Medicaid Agency, State Education Agency or Local Education Agency are eligible to apply for the scholarship if their costs for attending the 13th Annual NAME Conference are not covered by their employer. In addition to travel and lodging reimbursement up to $1,000, scholarship recipients will receive 2015 conference registration and complimentary NAME membership through December 31, 2016.
The application deadline is July 1, 2015.
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Many thanks to all NAME Voting Members who participated in the annual Election of Officers, which was held earlier (in May) this year to allow more time for transition planning.
Please join the 2015 Nominating Committee in congratulating the following successful candidates whose terms of office will begin immediately following this year’s October 4-7 NAME Conference in Baltimore:
President-Elect Melinda Hollinshead (Arizona)
Region 3 State Medicaid Agency Representative Shannon Huska (Colorado)
Region 2 State Education Agency (SEA) Representative Anne Glass (Florida)
Region 2 Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative Kathleen Merry (Michigan)
Region 1 Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative Charles Tyler, Jr. (Maryland)
At-Large State Education Agency (SEA) Representative Mark Smith (Ohio)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published guidance online for states that opt to cover telemedicine services. Noting that “Telemedicine is viewed as a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional face-to-face way of providing medical care (e.g., face-to-face consultations or examinations between provider and patient),” the federal agency advises that a separate Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) is not required if states “decide to reimburse for telemedicine services the same way/amount that they pay for face-to-face services/visits/consultations.”