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Medicaid Industry Who’s Who Series: Lisa Holden

Lisa Holden is a featured speaker for the upcoming Medicaid Innovations Conference in Orlando, FL on January, 31st – February 2nd. Use code MM200 for $200 off your registration HERE!

 

Medicaid Who’s Who: Lisa Holden – Vice President Accountable Care for Independent Care Health Plan (iCare)

  1.  Which segment of the industry are you currently involved?

A: We are a Managed Care Organization offering services to Wisconsin Medicaid members and Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Population members.

2. How many years have you been in the Medicaid industry?

A: 35 years

 3.  What is your focus/passion? (Industry related or not)

A: My passion has always been service to people living in poverty including those with disabilities. For the first eighteen years of my career I was deeply involved in Women’s Health; particularly Access to Prenatal Care and addressing the impact of Racism on Infant Mortality. I chaired our state’s Perinatal Association and March of Dimes Public Affair committee for many years. My passion was to educate policy makers on system barriers that prevented poor women from accessing early prenatal care. My attention was always focused on the need for additional supports to address social determinants of health. My passion for the past sixteen years has been on Domestic Violence, Nonprofit consulting and education; and now Care Management for people living in poverty who suffer from chronic conditions at young ages and need assistance with social determinants of health.   

 4.  What is the top item on your “bucket list?”

A: Designing a Care Management model of care that addresses social determinants in such a way that the positive outcomes last generations (for eternity). On a private note, riding my horse every weekend.  

 5.  What do you enjoy doing most with your personal time?

A: Spending time with my husband and our kids, outside in nature with my horse and dogs.

 6. Who is your favorite historical figure and why? 

A: Don’t have one.

7.  What is your favorite junk food?

A:  Sorry, but I had to give up junk food quite some time ago. I am now a Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Pescatarian, and… I do love my New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

 8.  Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

A: Raising our children to be outstanding human beings, having a circle of friends who meet quarterly for twenty years to share how we are refining ourselves into our true essences, standing in the truth of who and what I am.   

 9. For what one thing do you wish you could get a mulligan?

A: I’ve had bad horse luck for the past four years including a significant injury last year. I need 2018 to be my best horse year ever.  I just bought a horse last weekend and my fingers are crossed.

 10. What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months? 

A:

  • Strengthening the impact that managed care has to improve health outcomes, especially in preventing unnecessary readmissions.
  • Advocating for coverage for all people instead of taking a Neanderthal approach that leaves people uninsured.
  • Expanding the opportunity to provide nontraditional care management services that focus on self-management, community inclusion and safe living conditions.

Lisa Holden is a featured speaker for the upcoming Medicaid Innovations Conference in Orlando, FL on January, 31st – February 2nd. Use code MM200 for $200 off your registration HERE!