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About Olivia Randi
Olivia Randi is a policy associate with NASHP’s Child and Family Health team. Prior to joining NASHP in April 2020, Randi worked at the Council of State Governments Justice Center where she provided technical assistance to behavioral health and criminal justice agencies to improve outcomes for people with behavioral health needs. She has also facilitated programs for children while working at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and while serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Additionally, she interned at a mental health clinic where she researched the impact of health care policy reform on mental health services. She holds a BA in health and society from Beloit College, and is pursuing her master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in health policy at American University.
Entries by Olivia Randi
A new, 50-state analysis of Medicaid managed care programs by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) shows that in the past three years, state Medicaid managed care (MMC) programs have: Enrolled more children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN); Provided more services to them through managed care; and Launched more specialized […]
To improve the quality of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and reduce health care costs, states are implementing strategies to improve access to home health services. Of particular importance as states confront COVID-19-related budget challenges, home health services can help to avoid costly emergency department use, hospitalizations, and institutional […]