#26: How Brionna’s Leadership Raised Medicaid Rates in Ohio

Brionna Pickens, M.A., SLP joins Dr. Jeanette Benigas to share her journey of advocacy to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates in Ohio. Brianna discusses her efforts to address the longstanding issue of low Medicaid rates, which significantly impacted her private practice and access to care for families. She recounts her four-year journey of research, collaboration, and advocacy, culminating in a substantial increase in reimbursement rates for non-institutional providers in Ohio. Her story exemplifies the impact of individual commitment and collective action in effecting positive change in the field of SLP. Tune in to gain insights into Brianna's advocacy process, the importance of perseverance, and her vision for the future of the profession.

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