Untethered

By |2019-10-08T10:41:11-04:00August 28th, 2014|

Every once in a while you attend a talk that resonates within you and lets you know that you are not alone.  Such was Brooke Crosley’s presentation at the August 28, 2014 Women and Hi Tech luncheon in Indianapolis.  In her presentation, Ms. Crosley shared some very personal and dramatic changes that she had made [...]

MESC 2014 by Tara Morse

By |2019-10-08T11:31:54-04:00August 28th, 2014|

After attending my second Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference, both as a vendor participant and a speaker, I left thinking, “We can make a difference, but we have a long way to go”.  Changes in the Medicaid space are inevitable and they are happening.  We heard a lot of talk about big data, cloud computing, health [...]

Medicaid Expansion Dominoes

By |2019-10-11T11:07:35-04:00August 21st, 2014|

I recently had the pleasure of attending a webinar entitled, “Medicaid Expansion Dominoes: Are Waivers A Continuing Trend or Fleeting Fad?” Because of the current endeavors at the State of Indiana to implement HIP 2.0, this talk was particularly fascinating.  There are currently three states who are in different stages of approval from CMS regarding their [...]

Reducing Improper TANF EBT Transactions in Indiana

By |2019-10-11T11:06:39-04:00August 14th, 2014|

On June 24, 2014, the National Review Online posted an article entitled ‘Welfare Abuse Almost Quelled’.  (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/381063/welfare-abuse-almost-quelled-jillian-kay-melchior) An intriguing title about a simple – and relatively inexpensive – solution Indiana implemented to address concerns that the State’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) cash assistance recipients were accessing and using their benefits in specific restricted [...]

Panic in the Classroom

By |2019-10-08T10:45:40-04:00August 7th, 2014|

For those who don’t know me well, numbers are not my strong suit.  In fact, that’s an understatement.  I am terrible at math.  Always have been and probably always will be. I do, however, have one legitimate excuse: I’m dyslexic.  But the others go something like this…. It’s boring I’ll never use it again It’s [...]