As a Special Education Administrator, we hope your summer has given you a chance to regroup and reflect on the year! Also, it’s early July, and we know there are cookouts and vacations to get to—so we will keep this month’s blog brief.
We know that your job as an administrator is year-round and summer can also be a perfect time to access resources to stay on top of best practices, network with peers, and learn more about current events and legislation in your field! We’ve rounded up our Top 5 Resources for Special Education Administrators.
1. National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME)
If your school district is involved in documenting and billing for Medicaid, NAME is a national association that addresses the complexities and challenges of Medicaid reimbursement. NAME provides leadership, support, and a dedicated peer network to help school districts promote integrity, collaboration, and success. In addition, their yearly conference in Baltimore is not to be missed—as it’s the best place to find out about Medicaid updates and meet others from your state!
2. Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
A division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), CASE provides support to Special Education Administrators by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education. Their website is filled with resources, including state specific contacts, legislative information, and how to get involved. This is another one to add to your list of conferences as their national conference is a great place to network with your peers and gain the newest strategies and best practices.
3. Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC)
HSC is a strategic and comprehensive non-profit that ensures that schools provide students with healthy environments, nutritious food, health services, and physical activity. Their website is a treasure trove of resources from a rundown of the latest legislation about student health, to actionable tips and expert advice from the all across the country.
4. Social Media
We all know that social media can be a huge time-suck, but used properly, it can be a great place to connect with like-minded individuals to problem solve, collaborate, and chat about your daily lives. Instead of scrolling aimlessly, we recommend joining groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, tailored to your profession. Here are a couple of our favorites: Law and Special Education Services and Special Education Leadership Development. (Don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn!)
5. Blogs & Bulletins
At CompuClaim, we think you should sign up for our blog subscription where you can find news on tips on all things school-based Medicaid. Last month we covered the top 3 ways to increase your Medicaid IQ. After you do that—check out EdWeek and Edutopia. CASE, NAME, and HSC (mentioned above) all have amazing blogs to follow!
CompuClaim values being a part of that collaborative partnership to maximize Medicaid reimbursements and minimize administrative stress. These resources are here to get you started! CompuClaim provides a state liaison that will walk you step-by-step through the Medicaid documentation and billing process based on your state’s regulations and individual needs of your district.