NAME is pleased to announce the commencement of the NAME Biennial, National Survey for 2015-2016. Since 2005, NAME has developed, conducted and analyzed this survey to collect information about Medicaid School-based Services programs. We sent the survey to contacts at each state Department of Education and state Medicaid agency to complete. It is open only to state agencies to obtain clear state level data for trend analysis.
In early April 2016, the surveys were emailed to Medicaid contacts by NAME Executive Director John Hill, and to State Directors of Special Education by Nancy Reder from the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE).
Each of these state contacts received the link to the online survey tool as well as a hard copy of the survey. The due date for completion is May 31, 2016 and it can be easily completed online in one session once needed information is gathered.
The NAME Biennial, National Survey has been improved and streamlined, so completing it is markedly quicker and easier than past versions. However, the goal of the Survey—to support NAME’s Mission of advocating program integrity for school based Medicaid reimbursement—is unchanged.