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New Mexico School Boards Association and Accelify Announce Alliance to Assist New Mexico Schools

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 13 The New Mexico School Boards Association and Accelify announced today the creation of a new alliance to assist school districts with Medicaid claiming. This program will be made available to all districts regardless of size and will be administered by Accelify.

"We are proud to associate ourselves with Accelify," said Joe Guillen, NMSBA's Executive Director. "NMSBA is focused on bringing value-added programs to New Mexico school districts. We at NMSBA are excited to have identified this opportunity to increase School District Medicaid reimbursements at a time when School District budgets are being negatively impacted in so many ways."

The New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) Board of Directors recently approved this collaboration with Accelify, LLC to establish a Medicaid Claiming Consortium that will help school districts increase the amount of Medicaid funds they are able to claim for various health-related services they provide to special education students.

"During the past few months, there has been a surge in Medicaid applications throughout the state," said Jack Goldenberg, CEO of Accelify. "In addition, school districts in New Mexico are reimbursed at the rate of 70.88% of approved Medicaid claims - one of the highest rates in the country. The economic stimulus package recently passed by Congress will increase that rate by approximately 7%. This means that School Districts in New Mexico will receive more for every documented claim than ever before."

Accelify has a proven track record of increasing Medicaid revenue for client districts. In many instances, Accelify has been able to produce 100%+ increases for their client districts.

To reach an Accelify representative, please call Derek Abraham, Director of Operations, at 888-9ACCELIFY or email nminfo@accelify.com. School districts can register directly by visiting nm.acceliserv.com.

About NMSBA

The New Mexico School Boards Association aspires to be recognized as the premier source of development and support for local boards of education in New Mexico. The NMSBA is the leading advocate for local boards to support their efforts in providing a quality education for all students of New Mexico. The NMSBA serves its members through commitment to local autonomy; advocacy at the state and federal level for commonly held needs; leadership development services and training for local school boards; encourage collaboration with community, elected officials and other educational organizations in areas of common interest.

About Accelify, LLC:

Accelify is currently the second largest school-based Medicaid billing agent in the country. Accelify serves more than 1,000 School Districts in 9 states with more than 500,000 Special Education students. The company has offices in seven states and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. The company is endorsed by numerous state school board associations and other educational associations for its staff, technologies, processes and training. Accelify (and its predecessor companies) has been serving school districts since the 1990s.

SOURCE Accelify, LLC
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