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Back-to-School Medicaid Mingle

Presented by: Dr. Jenny Millward, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education

Presented by: Steve Ireland, President & Region 2 State Medicaid Representative of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education

September 29, 2022 – 1:00 PM EST

Watch the webinar live or watch the recording later! *Live attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

About the Webinar

The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) supports professionals engaged in school-based Medicaid reimbursement. We look forward to introducing our organization to participants.

This webinar will introduce our organization, and provide a preview of our upcoming conference and a peek into the current trends and issues associated with Medicaid programs in public schools. At NAME, we know that student health and wellness is essential to learning. It is an exciting time for all who share that vision as new legislation tied to Medicaid reimbursement strongly supports the services that can be offered in the school setting. The coming year is sure to be a season of growth. You will want to partner with us on this journey!

Dr. Jenny Millward, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME)Dr. Jenny Millward served in the field of special education in Georgia for 29 years. Dr. Millward received her doctorate in Curriculum Studies from Georgia Southern University. She proudly served in the administrative roles of Program Specialist and Director of Student Services for the last seventeen years of her educational career. Dr. Millward’s awards include GLRS Special Education Impact Award, 2014; G-CASE Outstanding New Special Education Director, 2018; GAEL Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator, 2020; AAASP Advocacy Award, 2021; Ellen Maltais Chapter of CEC Legacy of Service Award, 2022; and G-CASE Service Award, 2022. Under her leadership, Houston County became the first district in Georgia to fully implement the ASPIRE initiative for student-led IEPs. She has presented numerous times at the local, state, national and international levels on its successful implementation. Dr. Millward is passionate about serving in professional organizations and held the position of G-CASE legislative chair and cochair as well as the State Advisory Panel  representative for many years. This allowed her to advocate for special education locally in addition to Atlanta and Washington D.C. Dr. Millward continues to advocate for children with disabilities as the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education. She enjoys service to her community and spending quality time with her husband, Shawn, and their family.

Steve Ireland, President and NAME Region 2 State Medicaid RepresentativeSteve Ireland, 2022 NAME President and NAME Region 2 State Medicaid Representative since 2015, has managed cost-based reimbursement for school-based services since 2009.  Additionally, he has directed cost-based reimbursement for public health departments since 2007. Beginning in 1996, he guided hospital rate setting of inpatient and outpatient care, special financing reimbursement, and tax supporting Medicaid. Additional rate setting activities have included ambulatory surgical centers, rural health clinics, federally qualified health clinics, and other facility types.

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