A longtime state leader in Medicaid policy, Jackie Prokop has nearly three decades of experience serving the State of Michigan, including 11 years as director of the Medicaid policy division.
She has deep experience promulgating Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and healthcare policy in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. She also has expertise in developing, monitoring, overseeing, and implementing various types of waivers at the state and local levels.
Jackie has worked within the policy process to align with medical guidelines, complete public notices and budget analyses, and ensure adherence to state and federal licensing requirements, as well as compliance with the Medicaid state plan.
During her career, she has authored or provided managerial direction for the development of a wide range of healthcare policy related to the coverage of services, provisions of equipment, operations of health centers and local health departments as well as specialized supports including mental health and substance use disorder services.
A skilled strategic planner, project manager, and collaborator, Jackie has engaged partners within state government as well as across the healthcare landscape. She is the primary author of three nursing journal peer-reviewed publications and is a co-author of the Columbia University Square One Project publication that focused on healthcare reform policy for parolees with behavioral health conditions.
In addition to her policy development and administration experience, she also worked for more than 10 years gaining clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings.
Jackie earned a doctorate in nursing with an emphasis on health policy from the University of Texas at Tyler, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Michigan State University.