A Social Media Job Search Tip

A True Story of Social Media Job Search Success

While reading an article by Ryan Holmes on LinkedIn about social media tips for job hunting, I was reminded of a true story that happened to me a few months ago.  In this video I relate how someone I was working with found his “dream job” through our social media connection.

In his article, Holmes talks about how social media is making the job search process easier for both job seekers and employers.  I would agree.  There are more ways than ever to connect with people and companies today through social media.

Social media isn’t just useful if you are looking for a job. It is also one of the best ways to stay on top of your career field and to gain recognition and influence as a thought leader.  That by itself can connect you to opportunities you would never have known existed.

Of course if you aren’t connected at all then you need to get started.   I have provided my personal social media links below if you’d like to expand your network.   Just Friend Me, Invite Me, or Follow Me, depending on what network you want to connect.

“…that by itself can connect you to opportunities you would never have known existed.” ~ Richard Yadon
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Ready to expand your network? Connect with me on….LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter




Internal Medicine | NP | Nurse Practitioner

Variety, Challenge, and No Call Requirements

Full time Internal Medicine ARNP needed for hospital affiliated physician practice. This is the perfect match for a Practitioner who is prepared to work in a high energy, dynamic, and diversified environment.

Nurse Practitioners who want a clinically oriented job, but a minimum amount of direct patient care, will find this to be the right mix of both. Responsibilities are 100% patient consult, in a modern and comfortable office setting, Monday through Friday, NO On Call requirements!

“Experienced NP needed, clinical challenge, strong salary and NO Call requirements!” Click To Tweet This

The practice affiliation offers cardiac care services, joint replacement, weight loss and gastrointestinal surgical programs, cancer, diabetes, behavioral health, and sleep medicine.




How to Honor Veterans Day

Observing Veterans Day is about Action

MMS President and CEO Richard Yadon shares his thoughts on being a veteran and how to honor this important day.


“Take time today to touch the life of a veteran, take action!”  ~Richard Yadon



Resources to help Veterans:

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Hiring Veterans

Veterans’ Familes United Foundation

Disabled Veterans

Transitioning to Civilian Life


New Search: Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Primary Skills: Bachelor’s degree, Sr. Level Marketing Exceutive with Medicare Part D experience.
Description: The Medicare Part D Chief Marketing Officer will develop and implement marketing and communications strategies for enrollment, member communications and member retention. Utilizie multiple communications tools and channels. and work cross-functionally within the Marketing & Communications group and across the organization. Build and supervise a Medicare marketing team to support the growth of diverse markets.

Provide professional expertise on Medicare benefit design and the regulatory environment.
and build effective, strategic working relationships with product, sales, and regulatory leaders. Manages internal stakeholder expectations around marketing plans, messaging, priorities, budget, and time lines. Support various internal departments to develop communication plans for current Medicare members. Develops strategic and tactical marketing plans based on current business strategy. Serve as Subject Matter Expert on promotions, communications, event marketing and campaigns to develop and delivering targeted and effective messages to our target Medicare population. Work with Compliance Department to ensure all marketing communications are compliant with CMS guidelines and regulations. Works closely with retail and insurance company partners to develop and implement an Agent Sales strategy to support sales goals.
Assist with copy writing and reviewing of various marketing materials. Maintains CMS submission library of letters and other CMS communications. Manages submission process with CMS.

Requirements :
Extensive expertise with CMS, Medicare and Part D regulations. 4-year degree in Health Care Administration, Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field. 7+ relevant insurance company, PBM, health care payor, and/or government health plans. Experience in leading and partnering with cross functional teams to accomplish a common goal.

7-10 years relevant insurance company, PBM, health care payor, and/or government health plans

Contracting Overview

After several years of providing contract Medicaid professionals to our clients, Managed Medicaid Services has found the perfect balance of performance and administrative ease.  We work hand-in-hand with the countries premier back offer service firm to provide the best service possible.  Our back-office provider takes care of all of the legal, financial, and administrative tasks listed below.  This allows Managed Medicaid Services to focus on locating the right contract professional for your needs.



  • Employment Contracts and New Hire Paperwork
  • Immigration Authorization
    (I-9 and E-Verify)
  • IRS compliance
    (1099 vs. W-2)
  • Per diem Regulations
  • DOL Prevailing Wage
  • COBRA Compliance
  • Certificate of Insurance *See Below

  • Weekly Payroll Processing
  • Direct Deposit
  • State & Federal Taxation
    (FIT, SUI, SS/Med)
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Invoicing
  • Tax Deposits and Filings
  • Year-end W-2’s

  • Background Checks
  • Time Sheet Collection
  • Benefits Offerings and Admin.
    (Health, Dental, Vision, Life,
    401k) * See Below
  • Employee Handbook
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Payroll and Accounting Support
  • Human Resources Support 24/7
  • Employee Terminations


Healthcare Placements

Due to the serious nature of healthcare contract staffing and the magnitude of placing candidates in this industry (The Joint Commission, OSHA Compliance, HIPPA, etc.), the following paperwork is included for healthcare placements.   The majority of these items are tracked for expiration, compliance, etc. Any or all of the following will be completed based on the detailed job description, specific state requirements, and/or client company requirements:


  • Drug Screen Chain of Custody Form – (Mandatory)
  • HIPPA Agreement- Health Information Privacy Agreement (Mandatory)
  • Immunization Verification: Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test results
  • License Verification
  • OIG/HHS (Medicare Fraud) Search
  • EPLS – Excluded Parties List System Search
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training and Testing
  • Skills Checklists – Occupation Specification
  • CPR Training and Certification
  • FBI fingerprinting (children)


Benefit Options

Benefits are a critical part of everyone’s life.  Managed Medicaid Services firmly believes that quality benefits attract quality candidates and also provide a motivating force for employee retention.  Employees may choose any combination of optional benefits.  The majority of benefits can be paid for with the pre-taxed payroll deductions.  We are also proud to offer our Medical coverage through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan


Certificate of Insurance


In combination with our back office firm, you’ll find a comprehensive package of insurance that is required in today’s contract staffing industry. This package includes:


  • Commercial General Liability
    $1,000,000 per occurrence
    $3,000,000 in aggregate
  • Professional Liability (inclusive of medical professionals)
    $1,000,000 per occurrence
    $3,000,000 in the aggregate
  • Commercial Excess Liability (Umbrella)
    $5,000,000 combined single limits
  • Hired and Non-Owned Automobile Liability
    $1,000,000 combined single limits
  • Employer Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)
  • Employee Dishonesty Bond
    $1,000,000 combined single limits
  • Employee Forgery Bond


2012 Conference Review |Medicaid Matters New Year Show

Medicaid Matters Talk Show
January 3rd

Click Here to Listen to Recording

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.