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June 23, 2020
Underperformance in any situation is a complex and challenging issue for leaders to address whether working in-person or virtually. In this episode, Ed O’Neil, PhD, MPA, a leadership development expert, speaks with Hilary Kennedy, program director for Medicaid leadership at the National Association of Medicaid Directors, about tips to address employee underperformance while working virtually... Read more »
May 19, 2020
One of the greatest challenges for those in leadership roles is learning how to influence without formal authority. In this episode of Quick-Takes for Medicaid Leaders Amid COVID-19, Ed O’Neil, PhD, MPA, a leadership development expert speaks with Hilary Kennedy, program director for Medicaid leadership at the National Association of Medicaid Directors, about how state leaders can... Read more »
May 19, 2020
Working remotely during COVID-19 can make relationship building a challenge. In this episode of Quick-Takes for Medicaid Leaders Amid COVID-19, Ed O’Neil, PhD, MPA, a leadership development expert, speaks with Hilary Kennedy, program director for Medicaid leadership at the National Association of Medicaid Directors, about opportunities for state leaders to create and foster relationships virtually. View accompanying... Read more »
May 19, 2020
Delegating projects or tasks during a pandemic means doing so virtually, which creates obstacles that would not be there if it were in person. In this episode of Quick-Takes for Medicaid Leaders Amid COVID-19, Ed O’Neil, PhD, MPA, a leadership development expert, speaks with Hilary Kennedy, program director for Medicaid leadership at the National Association of Medicaid... Read more »
May 18, 2020
With COVID-19 forcing organizations to work from home to flatten the curve, developing others has become a challenge. In this episode, Ed O’Neil, PhD, MPA, a leadership development expert speaks with Hilary Kennedy, program director for Medicaid leadership at the National Association of Medicaid Directors about strategies Medicaid leaders can use to continue developing their... Read more »
March 18, 2020
The heartbreaking statistics on maternal and infant mortality have motivated Medicaid and public health agencies across the country to partner in developing strategies that increase the likelihood of healthy outcomes before, during, and following birth. In this Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast, staff from New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia Medicaid, and the Association of State and... Read more »
February 18, 2020
Medicaid programs serve millions of Americans across the country. One important component of serving consumers well is ensuring that they have a voice in program design and operations. In this Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast, MaryAnne Lindeblad, BSN, MPH, Washington State Medicaid director, and Tracy Johnson, PhD, Colorado Medicaid director, discuss the strategies and challenges they... Read more »
January 21, 2020
Holding a leadership role in a Medicaid agency means that the days are busy and often pulled in multiple directions. In this dynamic environment, it can be challenging to find the time to focus on staff, their bandwidth, and their understanding of the agency’s vision. Making a commitment to staff morale and finding time for... Read more »
December 18, 2019
Medicaid often represents one of the largest portions of a state budget and is a critical resource for individuals and families when state economies are struggling. With growing speculation about the timing of the next recession, planning for financial sustainability is on the minds of many Medicaid leaders. In this Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast, Connecticut’s... Read more »
November 20, 2019
Nearly all children in foster care are eligible for Medicaid. Building strong relationships between state Medicaid and child welfare agencies can help ensure that the needs of children and families in the child welfare system are met. In this Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast, West Virginia Medicaid director Cindy Beane and Kentucky Medicaid director Carol Steckel... Read more »
May 2, 2019
It’s been a long time since Medicaid agencies simply paid claims for services delivered. In many states, Medicaid is a key driver of broader delivery system and payment reforms, and often works in partnership with other agencies to innovate the way states address social determinants of health and gaps in health equity. Join Gretchen Hammer, MPH, former Colorado Medicaid director and Senior Strategic Advisor for the National Association of Medicaid Directors; Allison Taylor, JD, Indiana Medicaid director; Cindy Beane, MSW, West Virginia Medicaid director; and Mark Larson, former Vermont Medicaid director and Vice President of Policy at the Center for Health Care Strategies, as they share insights regarding how they have nurtured cross-agency relationships. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
May 2, 2019
A highly-functioning executive team is an invaluable asset to a Medicaid director. But highly-functioning teams don’t just happen by magic. It takes effort and a conscious commitment to identify the right mix of skills, expertise, responsibilities, and personalities. Join Gretchen Hammer, MPH, former Colorado Medicaid director and Senior Strategic Advisor for the National Association of Medicaid Directors; Stephanie Muth, MPA, Texas Medicaid director; and Mark Larson, former Vermont Medicaid director and Vice President of Policy at the Center for Health Care Strategies, as they share insights from their work about what can help make an executive team work within a Medicaid agency. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
May 2, 2019
Medicaid is an ever-evolving terrain, requiring program leaders to adapt, while simultaneously maintaining predictability for agency staff. One way to walk that tightrope is to build authentic relationships, establishing trust internally and externally. Join this conversation with Gretchen Hammer, former Colorado Medicaid director and Senior Strategic Advisor for the National Association of Medicaid Directors, and Mark Larson, former Vermont Medicaid director and Vice President of Policy at the Center for Health Care Strategies, who discuss their approaches to leadership, and how it is both an art and a science. Their conversation is moderated by Ed O’Neil, PhD, MPA, FAAN, a leadership development expert who has worked with leading Medicaid directors across the country over the last decade. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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