“Embrace the opportunity to tackle big [issues] … There are things you can do incrementally to prepare: building staff knowledge, making connections with other states, and gathering the resources … The time will come when you can activate on major transformation, it’s just a matter of time.”
For many older adults, having the opportunity to age at home — including receiving needed long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the home and community — is important to maintaining independence and quality of life. Improving LTSS is on the minds of many state Medicaid agencies, including how to better support the LTSS workforce, enable greater member choice, and collaborate across state government and with communities to improve member experience. In this new episode of the Medicaid Leadership Exchange, Medicaid leaders from Michigan and Indiana discuss strategies they’re using to address these issues, including their efforts to co-design solutions with Medicaid members.
This episode of the Medicaid Leadership Exchange features Allison Taylor, Medicaid Director, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration; Farah Hanley, Senior Chief Deputy for Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; and Mark Larson, Senior Vice President, Leadership and Capacity Building, Center for Health Care Strategies. It is hosted by Gretchen Hammer, MPH, Principal, Public Leadership Group and Consultant, National Association of Medicaid Directors.
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Featured in this episode:
|Gretchen Hammer, MPH, Principal, Public Leadership Group and Consultant, NAMD
|Allison Taylor, Medicaid Director, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
|Farah Hanley, Senior Chief Deputy for Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
|Mark Larson, Senior Vice President, Leadership and Capacity Building, Center for Health Care Strategies
The Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast explores priority topics for Medicaid leaders and is developed in partnership by NAMD and CHCS through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Visit the series page for additional episodes, or listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you subscribe to podcasts.