Medicaid and Long-Term Care Director Biography


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Matt Ahern, Interim Director
Matt Ahern, Interim Director,
Medicaid & Long-Term Care

Matt Ahern is the Interim Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. He began serving in the position on December 1, 2023.

Matt previously served as a Deputy Director in MLTC for two years, where he directed operations for Medicaid policy and legislative activities, as well as managed and oversaw the division's managed care contracts.

Prior to his roles at Nebraska DHHS, Matt was an assistant director in the Utah Division of Medicaid and Health Finance's Bureau of Managed Health Care, where he directed a wide range of programs and projects and worked with various teams. He also has experience as a healthcare administrator for various health systems in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Utah. Matt's work included overseeing the facilities, employees, and service lines, as well as developing and implementing plans to ensure operational success.

Matt has a master's degree in Healthcare Administration and a master's degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Utah's David Eccles School Business. He also received his bachelor's degree in Science, with majors in Psychology and Philosophy, from Utah State University.

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