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Former Medicaid long-term care director joins Burcham Hills’ board

Thursday, April 11, 2019  
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Susan Yontz of East Lansing, a former long-term care director with Michigan Medicaid, has been appointed to the Burcham Hills Board of Trustees.

Yontz served as a Medicaid division director responsible for both the long-term care and integrated care divisions.  She guided policy development for all Medicaid-covered long-term care services including nursing home coverage and reimbursement, MI Choice home and community-based services, personal care services, hospice and home health. 

“The Burcham Hills Board of Trustees welcomes Susan and her experience helping to direct Medicaid program and policy development,” says Pam Ditri, Burcham Hills’ executive director.  “The Board’s leadership is instrumental in guiding our community forward.”

Yontz helped to develop MI Health Link, Michigan’s demonstration program with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services serving people who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.  She also served on the National Academy of State Health Policy’s Executive Committee and was senior vice president of LeadingAge Michigan, a statewide association focused on long-term care, in 2015.  In addition, she was the association’s executive director of the Senior Care Resources network, and was responsible for healthcare policy.

Founded in 1974, Burcham Hills®, a not-for-profit, Life Plan Community, offers quality independent living, assisted living and memory care in The Resident Center at Burcham Hills, and short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care in The Center for Health & Rehabilitation at Burcham Hills.  Burcham Hills also offers onsite physical, occupational and speech therapy to the public in The Outpatient Therapy Clinic at Burcham Hills.  The Foundation at Burcham Hills, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), was incorporated in 1998 and accepts tax-deductible contributions from businesses and individuals.

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