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Medicaid Industry Who’s Who Series: Randy Ricker

Randy Ricker 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: Randy Ricker – Vice President for MLTSS at Optima Health

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

A: Implementing a statewide MLTSS program under a new contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

2. What is your current position and with what organization?

A: Currently serving as Vice President for MLTSS at Optima Health in Virginia Beach, VA.

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

A: Eighteen years in the Medicaid business, with some Medicare Advantage thrown in for seasoning!  Thirty six years in the healthcare industry.

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

A: Creating effective teamwork that produces results.

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

A: Participating in John Newcombe’s “Legends” tennis camp.

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

A: Playing or coaching tennis.

 7. Who is your favorite historical figure and why? 

A: President Eisenhower – a truly bi-partisan leader with an incredible history of service to our country in a variety of critical roles.

8.  What is your favorite junk food?

A:  IPAs – while not truly junk food, all those wonderful carbs should make it count!

 9.  Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

A: 38 years of a really fantastic marriage

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

A: My first two years of college!

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

A:

      • CHIP funding
      • Congressional attempts at Medicaid Reform
      • dealing with the opioid crisis and behavioral health issues.

Randy Ricker 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!