The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is a 501(c)(3) entity that was created to help Medicaid Directors develop consensus on critical issues and leverage their influence with respect to national policy debates. NAMD is comprised of the officials who administer the Medicaid program in the states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. The group is committed to providing a focused, coordinated voice for the Medicaid program in national policy discussion and to effectively meeting the needs of its member states now and in the future. NAMD also exists to facilitate dialogue among its members and to help provide best practices and technical assistance tailored to individual members as they seek to sustain the program and ensure it continues to serve the needs of current and future enrollees.
NAMD’s stated key roles include:
- Representing the non-partisan views of state Medicaid programs in the federal policy process
- Serving as a focal point of communication between the states and the federal government
- Providing an information network among the states on issues pertinent to the Medicaid program
- Leveraging and promoting expertise across states to improve state Medicaid programs, policies and operations