Clay’s Monthly Medicaid News Roundtable: Episode 43

Clay’s wildly successful and amazingly popular Medicaid Roundup has its own radio show that’s on the internet (and not really a radio show). Join Clay and our distinguished panel for our 42nd episode to hear insightful commentary on Medicaid news that you won’t get anywhere else.
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Host: Clay Farris

Clay has advised CMS administrators, state Medicaid Directors, health plan CEOs, technology COOs and a wide range of other clients in the healthcare industry.  His unique blend of management consulting, project management, policy making and analytics help deliver on-time, actionable results for a wide array of business challenges. His Weekly Medicaid Roundup is read and loved by more than 10,000 professionals in the Medicaid industry.
His experience includes policy making at both the federal (CMS) and state levels (State of Georgia), management consulting for large organizational change initiatives, big data solution sales and implementation and cutting-edge analytics. 
He currently leads key project components related to consultation design, Medicaid subject matter expertise and project management. He has a masters in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg of School of Public Health and is also a Certified Internal Auditor.

Our Distinguished Panel

Elena Nicolella

Elena Nicolella is the Executive Director of the New England States Consortium Systems Organization, a private, non-profit committed to supporting the people and work of the New England Health and Human Service agencies. Elena previously worked for the State of Rhode Island for nine years in several positions, including Director of Policy and Innovation as well as Medicaid Director for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and as a consultant to the Behavioral Health agency. Elena also worked for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for eight years as a Health Insurance Specialist. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Boston University.

Virgil Dickson

Virgil Dickson is a Policy Analyst at the Center for Evidence Based Policy at Oregon Health and Science University. Before starting at OHSU, he reported from Washington on the federal regulatory agencies. His experience before joining Modern Healthcare in 2013 includes serving as the Washington-based correspondent for PRWeek and as an editor/reporter for FDA News. Dickson earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in 2007.

Jon Hamdorf

Jon Hamdorf is the Director of Navigant Consulting and Former Kansas Medicaid Director. 
Jon holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology and management information systems from the University of Iowa, has an M.B.A from Baker University, and is a doctoral (PhD) candidate at the University of Kansas Medical School in the department of Health Policy and Management. 
In his professional career, Jon has spent 15 years managing global sales engineering teams and delivering healthcare technology solutions for US and global health systems. In the past few years, his focus has been on conducting and publishing health services research, advising on local and national health policies, and working for the state of Kansas as an policy advisor and Medicaid director.

Our detailed prep pack includes: 

  • Articles discussed with sources
  • Each article is highlighted & summarized
The prep pack includes Clay’s summary & exclusive content for this episode’s discussion .
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