History

History

The National Association of Surveillance and Utilization Review Officials (NASO) began in 1985 when a Group of Medicaid Program Integrity officials met to discuss how they could improve communication and information sharing among the states. These officials determined a method of connecting professionals responsible for Medicaid surveillance and utilization review functions through a single organization. NASO was founded and included one voting member from each of the 50 states. Voting members were limited to Medicaid single state agency staff or SURS Program Integrity Units. Other interested individuals were allowed to attend meetings and conferences sponsored by NASO. The first officers were elected from that group, and subsequent officers have been elected at each Annual Meeting. The officers include the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and chair of the regional representatives. In 2006, NASO changed its name to NAMPI, to better reflect it mission. Since its inception, NAMPI membership has grown to more than 200 members.