Paula Dillon, Director of Managed Care, Illinois Health and Hospital Association
Paula has over 24 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Her background includes experience from both the payer and the provider side, with 16 years focused on hospitals and healthcare systems. Paula’s areas of expertise include concentrations in managed care contracting and implementation, managed care rate analysis and recommendations, strategic planning and execution of managed care strategies, including shift to value- or risk-based arrangements and managed care performance measurement.
Samantha Olds-Frey, Executive Director, Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans
Prior to joining the association, Samantha was Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s Human Services & Medicaid budget analyst. During her tenure on the Speaker’s staff, she helped negotiate and craft the Medicaid Reform Act of 2010, the $2.7 billion Medicaid reform package known as the SMART Act of 2012, and the Medicaid Expansion package authorized by the Affordable Care Act in 2013.
Samantha earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from St. Louis University and her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.
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