The Sunshine State is Calling Your NAME. The 2017 Conference Committee is busy planning a very productive, engaging, and fun experience for all those who hear their NAME being called to participate.
This years conference will be held in sunny, South Florida, where you can enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and beautiful sunrise, while networking and communicating with others.
Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, which is known for its beaches and boating canals. The city is embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and an array of scenic inland waterways- known as the "Venice of America".
This 15th Annual Conference will offer you beautiful scenery in this fun-in-the-sun city and a desire for new information that will motivate you to take what you learn and put it into action back home in your school based health service program.
Click below for the preliminary program for the conference.
Since the first in 2003, the NAME Annual Conference has consistently grown in attendance and quality of sessions. The 2017 Planning Committee is devoting countless hours this year to produce an event that is useful to each attendee. To accomplish that goal, we must recruit the most experienced, engaging and interesting speakers and presentations from across the country, so, we turn to you!
We are pleased to invite you to submit a proposal to present a breakout or nugget session in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on a relevant topic such as: Medicaid reimbursement to schools; quality assurance in Medicaid billing; innovative ways to provide and pay for health and related services in schools; preparing for and dealing with federal and/or state Medicaid audits of school based programs; or implementing the ‘free care’ provision.
The “Call for Presenters”, with instructions, is due on May 1, 2017
The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME), Inc., invites you to expand your participation in our Medicaid in Education community by becoming a 2017 sponsor. The sponsor levels and corresponding benefits remain the same as they were in 2016.
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 2017-18 and beyond is highly dependent on your support.
You are in for a mighty challenge … to discover the vast expanse of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway and the city of Fort Lauderdale as you go in search of odd objects, interesting facts and hidden locales on our own private double decker charter. Work together as a team or on your own, or just come along for the ride. We will be looking for objects along the waterway at stops #1 and #4 (Las Olas Riverfront and the Shops at Las Olas) and at stop#8 (Beach Place).
The water taxi provides a professional and unique approach to this all time favorite experience. Utilizing resources along our beautiful waterways and many well-known sights, your group faces a memorable challenge while they see all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Free popcorn will be provided. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Once the scavenger hunt ends, feel free to continue to ride and enjoy the sights along the Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood routes until 11:00pm.
Cost: $35/person Date: October 16th, 2017 Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sign up for this social activity while you are registering for the Conference, or if you have already registered, log back in and add this to your registration.
Space is limited to the first 100 participants so sign up soon!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am 5th Annual Anysia Drumheller Memorial 5K Run, Walk, Roll
Join us Tuesday morning for the 5K run (or 1 mile walk/roll) in honor of our dear friend, Anysia Drumheller*. Wear your pink workout wear in honor of Anysia and in support of breast cancer awareness. Proceeds from the run will fund the Anysia Drumheller Memorial Scholarship which awards at least one Annual Conference registration and travel reimbursement to NAME member(s) who are unable to attend the Conference otherwise. The more money raised by this event, the more scholarships will be awarded!
Whichever route you choose, the run/walk/roll begins at 7:00am (meet in lobby at 6:45am). You will be back in time to shower, change, enjoy a full breakfast, network with colleagues and know you were part of something wonderful!
Cost: $10 (non-refundable) entry fee entitles you to either the 5k (3.2 miles) route OR the 1 mile route and will be collected at conference check-in or on the morning of the race at 6:45am the in the lobby.
Participant Form - please complete this form and bring to race registration if you plan to participate in the memorial run/walk/roll
5 Mile Route
*The Memorial 5K Run/Walk/ Roll helps support The Anysia Drumheller Conference Scholarship in memory of Anysia Drumheller, a longtime NAME member and Board member. She was elected to serve on the NAME Board of Directors; appointed Chair of the NAME Membership Committee; and awarded Honorary NAME Board Member status prior to her untimely death in May 2013. Click here to read more.