Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP)
Ep. 52: Public Policy and Connecting the Dots

Ep. 52: Public Policy and Connecting the Dots

October 20, 2021

Jill Hayden, President at the Medicaid Policy Network, joins Sam for a discussion on the interconnectedness of public policy and healthcare.

Ep. 51: Fostering Partnership and the Importance of Collaboration

Ep. 51: Fostering Partnership and the Importance of Collaboration

October 4, 2021

Dr. Margaret Kirkegaard, Principal, Health Management Associates, joins Sam to discuss ways to foster partnerships and the importance of collaboration.

Ep. 50: What Do We Expect in Veto Session?

Ep. 50: What Do We Expect in Veto Session?

September 22, 2021

In this episode, IAMHP consultant Kareem Kenyatta joins Sam to talk about what to expect during the upcoming veto session.

Ep. 49: Vaccine Programs and How to Be More Efficient

Ep. 49: Vaccine Programs and How to Be More Efficient

August 25, 2021

Ralph Wuebcker, Senior Medical Director at VaxCare, discusses vaccine programs and how to become more efficient.

Ep. 48: Cancer Screenings and Medicaid

Ep. 48: Cancer Screenings and Medicaid

August 18, 2021

Shana Crews, Government Relations Director of Illinois and Iowa and Suzanne Elder, Senior Director of Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships at the American Cancer Society, discuss cancer screenings and the Medicaid program and how important screenings are  for prevention. 

Ep. 47: Healthcare Coverage and Preventative Care

Ep. 47: Healthcare Coverage and Preventative Care

August 11, 2021

Laura Minzer President of the Illinois Life and Health Insurance Council discusses healthcare coverage and the importance of preventative care here in Illinois.

Ep. 46: Immunizations and Well Child Visits

Ep. 46: Immunizations and Well Child Visits

August 4, 2021

Ceci Tipiani-Fuentes, Public Health Manager and Shelia Sanders, Community Engagement Director with EverThrive, discuss the work the organization is doing in the immunizations and well child visits space and the effect the pandemic has had on both.

Ep 45: Maternal Health: Making a Difference

Ep 45: Maternal Health: Making a Difference

August 2, 2021

Kirbi Range, Maternal and Child Health Manager at Everthrive, connects with Sam to discuss maternal health and the impact Everthrive is making through advocacy efforts to address health disparities and maternal and birth inequity.

Ep. 44: Maternal Health: Illinois Making Strides to Become a Best Practice State

Ep. 44: Maternal Health: Illinois Making Strides to Become a Best Practice State

July 7, 2021

IAMHP CEO Samantha Olds Frey and COO Alaina Kennedy, discuss how Illinois is making strides to become a best practice state for maternal health. 

The duo also discuss why IAMHP is partnering with community leaders, providers and legislators to bring awareness to new policies that directly address maternal morbidity, implicit bias and birth inequity in black and brown mothers and babies.

Ep. 43: Benefits of MMAI and Care Coordination

Ep. 43: Benefits of MMAI and Care Coordination

July 2, 2021

Dr. Daniel Corboy, Regional Vice President, Medical Director of Illinois Medicaid at Humana discusses the Medicaid Medicare Alignment Initiative, commonly referred to as MMAI, care coordination in the context of MMAI, and how the program provides an opportunity to simplify the way healthcare benefits are accessed. 

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