Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP)
Ep. 31: Women in STEM Series Wrap up

Ep. 31: Women in STEM Series Wrap up

April 1, 2021

IAMHP celebrated Women's History month with its three-part Women & STEM series. Listen as Samantha Olds Frey, Chief Executive Officer and Alaina Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer of IAMHP discuss the highlights from the female Chief Medical Officers at the Managed Care Organizations in Illinois and how they are working to improve health outcomes and access to care for Medicaid members.

Ep. 30:  Utilizing Telehealth for Children with Special Needs

Ep. 30: Utilizing Telehealth for Children with Special Needs

March 24, 2021

Brenda Wolf, President & CEO of LaRabida Children’s Hospital discusses how telehealth has been utilized for children with special healthcare needs during and post pandemic.

GUEST:  Brenda Wolf, President & CEO, LaRabida Children’s Hospital

Ep. 29: Women in STEM: Dr. Anita Stewart, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Ep. 29: Women in STEM: Dr. Anita Stewart, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

March 19, 2021

In Part II of our Women in STEM series, we talk to Dr. Anita Stewart, Chief Medical Officer of Medicaid at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.  Listen as Dr. Stewart discusses the importance of building trust with Medicaid members to improve health outcomes on a broader scale.

Ep. 28: Women in STEM: Dr. Marina Claudio, Molina Health of Illinois

Ep. 28: Women in STEM: Dr. Marina Claudio, Molina Health of Illinois

March 19, 2021

Encouraging diversity to increase equality is the theme of our March series, Women in STEM.  Part I highlights Dr. Marina Claudio, Medical Director of Molina Health of Illinois.  Listen as she discusses how her work in the Latinx community has helped in her role as Medical Director at Molina.

Ep. 27: Responding to Community Needs Amidst a Pandemic & Social Unrest

Ep. 27: Responding to Community Needs Amidst a Pandemic & Social Unrest

March 9, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened social unrest in 2020, health care has increasingly become a vital part of our communities’ lives. Molina Healthcare of Illinois and other providers play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of members, providers, and communities. Learn how Molina worked to ensure they were meeting the needs of their Medicaid members and providers.

 

GUEST:
LaTasha Smith, Director of Network Provider Management, Molina Healthcare of Illinois

Ep 26:  Meeting Healthcare Needs in Rural Areas

Ep 26: Meeting Healthcare Needs in Rural Areas

March 3, 2021

People living in rural areas inherently face different challenges than residents in urban areas  — physician shortages, a dearth of health care resources, and a population that’s highly vulnerable to chronic disease.  Learn how IAMHP and its Trusted Partner, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) are working together to meet the healthcare needs of people in rural Illinois. 

TRUSTED PARTNER: Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)
Pat Schou, Executive Director
Jackie King, Clinical Informatics Director

Ep. 25: IL State Budget Address

Ep. 25: IL State Budget Address

February 22, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Governor Pritzker gave the 2021 Illinois State Budget address, listen as Samantha and Kareem Kenyatta, IAMHP Legislative Consultant, discuss some of the highlights and challenges from this year's address.

Ep. 24:  Telehealth Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Ep. 24: Telehealth Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

February 1, 2021

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face unique challenges when it comes to healthcare. Listen as IAMHP's Trusted Partner, Station MD Chief Strategist, Dr. Maulik Trivedi, discusses how to address the challenges and remove barriers to care. 

Ep. 23:   Business Enterprise Program:  Breaking the Barrier

Ep. 23: Business Enterprise Program: Breaking the Barrier

January 14, 2021

Byron Dennis and Rich Dudley, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Best Foot Forward discuss the benefits of the BEP program.  As a participant in the program Best Foot Forward reflects on how the program has given them access to large managed care organizations and more business opportunities.

 

Guest presenter(s):

Byron Dennis and Rich Dudley, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Best Foot

Ep. 22:  Managing Member Care

Ep. 22: Managing Member Care

January 12, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of keeping Medicaid members up to date on healthcare developments. However, maintaining member current contact data can be challenging.  Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Organizations regularly partner with companies and community organizations to help find the hard-to-reach Medicaid members. Listen as Byron Dennis and Rich Dudley, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Best Foot Forward discuss some of the common challenges in reaching Medicaid members. 

 

Guest presenter(s):

Byron Dennis and Rich Dudley, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Best Foot

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