2012 Conference Review |Medicaid Matters New Year Show

Medicaid Matters Talk Show
January 3rd

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Join us as Medicaid Matters kicks off the New Year with an overview of the BEST Medicaid events being offered in 2012. During the show we will check in with the Conference Chairperson and a few of the outstanding guest speakers that will be presenting at the first Medicaid event of the year, The Medicaid Innovations Forum. Held in Orlando FL on February 8th and 9th this event is sure to set the bar high for the rest of the year.

Talk Show Guests

David C. Kumpf |Conference Chairperson Medicaid Innovations

Dave is the founder and CEO of Optimetra, Inc. He is a key consultant for the firm, focused on public sector healthcare business development, including strategy development, operational solution planning and development; project management; writing and editing; and independent evaluation of proposal responses. He is also a certified Project Mangement Professional with extensive experience in planning and managing large-scale business implementation.
Dave’s current and past client projects include:

• Medicaid managed care business development, including proposal leadership,
development and evaluation
• Medicaid Management Information System proposal and project
plan development
• TRICARE proposal leadership and development
• Implementation planning and project management
• Acquisition integration project management
• Development &deployment of healthcare project management
methodologies and training

Dave is responsible for all aspects of Optimetra’s continued growth and key decision making including: corporate strategy; client relationship building, and hiring decisions.

Prior to founding Optimetra, Dave held positions with Foundation Health Systems, Inc. as Director of Process Engineering and Director of Business Projects. He was also President and co-founder of Lexicon Systems, Inc., a consulting firm focused on information design and development; documentation management; and project management.

Linda Hamacher, President & CEO |Presenter Medicaid Innovations
Genesee Health Plan of Michigan

Linda Hamacher, President/CEO, Genesee Health Plan and Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates, is responsible for consumer advocacy and quality review and improvement in underserved populations. Her work includes reduction of re-hospitalizations, network and service development, and government programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. She designed award winning community-based programs including sustainable funding and disease and care management programs to improve access and quality of life.

Karen Parker |Presenter Medicaid Innovations
Director, Bureau of Medicaid Financial Management and Administrative Services
State of Michigan

Ms. Parker is the Director of the Bureau of Financial Management and Administrative Services for the Medical Services Administration, Department of Community Health (DCH). In this position, she over sees the development and implementation of reimbursement guidelines for hospitals, clinics and nursing facilities. She also oversees the processing of all provider settlements, Medicaid payments and Third Party Liability activities. Ms. Parker has had management responsibilities in the Provider Relations, Medicaid Integrity Program and Third Party Liability. That experience was invaluable in a number of ways. It required an understanding of the Medicaid program from different perspectives and sensitivity to the challenges faced by Medicaid providers.