Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP)
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

Ep. 21:  The Impact of Social Isolation & Loneliness on Physical Health

Ep. 21: The Impact of Social Isolation & Loneliness on Physical Health

January 12, 2021

During the pandemic millions of Americans faced social isolation and loneliness. Not only do these factors impact mental health they also have serious physical health implications including stroke, dementia and pre-mature death. Listen as the panel discusses the barriers and ways to address the individual needs of Medicaid members.

 

Guest presenter(s):

Annette Morrison, Sr. Information Specialist & Caregiver Advisor Supervisor, CCSI Case Coordination

Marsha Johnson, Director of CCU Services for CCSI-Case Coordination, LLC,

Jessica Grabowski, Executive Director of Coordinated Care Alliance

Ep. 20:  How Medicaid Providers are Addressing Food insecurity

Ep. 20: How Medicaid Providers are Addressing Food insecurity

January 12, 2021

Food insecurity looks different for everyone.  For some it’s more than not having food, its also the inability to have enough food. Unfortunately, job loss related to the pandemic has exacerbated the issue forcing many people to prioritize paying rent over having a meal.  With 23% of Illinois residents facing the issues listen as our panel discusses ways providers are helping members.

 

Guest presenter(s):

Annette Morrison, Sr. Information Specialist & Caregiver Advisor Supervisor, CCSI Case Coordination

Marsha Johnson, Director of CCU Services for CCSI-Case Coordination, LLC,

Jessica Grabowski, Executive Director of Coordinated Care Alliance

 

Ep 19:  Political, Policy and the 2020 Election Results

Ep 19: Political, Policy and the 2020 Election Results

January 12, 2021

This year’s election was like no other presidential election before and while many decisions still coming in it’s the impact on Illinois continues to evolve. Illinois faces a large budget deficit and with the failure to pass the progressive tax income bill the state will have to make serious budget cuts.  Listen as Samantha and Kareem discuss some of the impacts to Illinois Medicaid.

 

Guest presenter(s):

Kareem Kenyatta, Consultant/Lobbyist, Zack Stamp Consulting, LLC

#SamSays - Episode #17

#SamSays - Episode #17

November 24, 2020

Podcast Subject: Mental Health, Coping with COVID & Seasonal Depression

Interviewee: Dr. Tim Allen, Executive Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Government Programs

#SamSays - Episode #16

#SamSays - Episode #16

November 24, 2020
Podcast Subject: "How do we get beyond marginal improvements to true breakthroughs in quality and cost?"

Interviewee: L. Gordon Moore, MD, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care

#SamSays - Episode #14

#SamSays - Episode #14

October 7, 2019

To start the week, Pam Sanborn, Plan President for Molina Healthcare, joins Executive Director Samantha Olds Frey for a new episode of #SamSays to discuss the recent discharge planning group convening, the origins of the working group and upcoming challenges that the industry faces in this current environment.

#SamSays - Episode #13

#SamSays - Episode #13

September 26, 2019

As we wrap up #IAMHP2019, Executive Director Samantha Olds Frey is joined by Dr. Damon Arnold from BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois to discuss the decision-making process involved as maternal and child healthcare decisions are frequently made in complex circumstances.

Sam Says #12: Value-Based Care (Part 3)

Sam Says #12: Value-Based Care (Part 3)

September 11, 2019

In the final segment of our series on value-based care, IAMHP ED Samantha Olds Frey discusses telehealth, its impact on patients and the future of the field with Dr. Stephen Shaya, the Chief Medical Officer for J&B Medical.

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