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Medicaid Industry Who’s Who Series: Audrey Taylor

Medicaid Who’s Who: Audrey Taylor – CEO and Founder of netlogx LLC

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

A: netlogx has a wide breadth and depth of experience in the Medicaid Industry with several specializations spanning both State governments and private sector healthcare entities. Our expertise includes: 

  • Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) replacement and modularity projects supporting 
    • Vision and planning 
    • Public procurements 
  • Integration Verification & Validation (IV&V)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification 
  • Medicaid Information Technology Architecture Self-Assessment (MITA SSA)
    • Medicaid Policy regulatory Traceability at the state and federal levels
    • Support to Managed Care Entities

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

A: Since the inception of the company in 1998, netlogx has been operating in the health and human services practice area and has actively supported State Medicaid programs for all 20 years. 

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

A: I am passionate about lifting up women to help them follow their dreams and meet their goals; especially those who own, or seek to own, their own businesses. 

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

A: At the netlogx corporate office we have a “Before I Die Wall” and I’ve added that I’d like travel to a destination of my choice with no prior planning.

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

A: Reading is my favorite past time; I find it provides the opportunity to visit other cities, counties and periods of history all with the turn of a page. 

 6. Who is your favorite historical figure and why? 

A: I find the lives of iconic women of history to be illuminating – as I read about Elizabeth I and her choice not to marry, I marvel at how she learned to navigate in a man’s world.

7.  What is your favorite junk food?

A: As a former Brit turned American, I have two:  Here in the U.S. it is a hamburger, ideally with blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Back in the U.K., it is fish and chips with a side of curry sauce!

 8.  Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

A: My family – my husband is my greatest champion and partner in both life and work and our sons are both a joy and a challenge.  Since our sons are both adults now, it will be all joy from here on in!

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

A:  I feel that I learn more from my mistakes than from my successes, so I guess I’m going to skip the mulligan.

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

A:

  • The funding of new Medicaid Welfare-To-Work programs to determine who bears the direct financial burden for the programs – state budgets or managed care health plans.
  • The impact to State budgets as they begin to plan covering the increased state share of costs for the Medicaid expansion populations when federal program funding at 100% ends by 2020.