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James Dunn

Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations

Mr. Dunn brings more than 25 years of experience in high-growth technology-based companies. He has established a proven track record of growing and developing effective marketing programs that deliver compelling results. Mr. Dunn joined MAXIMUS in 2012 and leads the Company’s marketing and public relations efforts and has a reputation as a visionary and systems-thinking leader encompassing strategic marketing, solutions marketing, business development, thought leadership, media relations and employee relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Montana.

March 22, 2019

Friday Five: Bipartisan bill proposes expanding Pell Grants to cover short-term job training

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Maryland’s approved Medicaid waiver; a bipartisan effort to fill the skills gap; how automation could address a shrinking federal workforce; and why one county is encouraging greater SNAP participation among eligible residents.

March 15, 2019

Friday Five: Proposed federal budget could dramatically impact Medicaid and SNAP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the Administration’s proposed 2020 federal budget, growing medical care needs for an aging population, a ridesharing proposal to address care access for Medicaid patients, and how robotic process automation could lead to additional AI initiatives.

March 08, 2019

Friday Five: Emerging technologies likely to impact both older adults and the workforce

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about growth in the American workforce, a potential Medicaid compromise in Idaho, how technology can help the aging population, robotic process automation, and obstacles to innovation within government IT.

March 01, 2019

Friday Five: The aging population will need more in-home services: How will states adapt?

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the aging population in Appalachia, models of success in addressing social determinants of health, an increase in robotic process automation use, and Wyoming’s final vote against Medicaid work requirements.

February 22, 2019

Friday Five: Federal government continues push to integrate technology and data

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, how the aging population is changing the world, how robotic process automation (RPA) adoption could help balance budgets, how the Feds are closing the skills gap, and the call for increased participation in home visits for new parents.

February 15, 2019

Friday Five: Utah’s Medicaid proposal is unique, but needs approval from the federal government

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Utah’s unique Medicaid expansion proposal, healthcare costs, how the feds are applying robotic process automation (RPA), President Trump’s executive order on artificial intelligence, and veterans receiving access to health records on their phones.

February 08, 2019

Friday Five: Federal healthcare legislation may not pass this session, but states are making moves

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about governors leading the charge on healthcare legislation, positive results from Medicaid expansion in Montana, job training grants, increased screening for social determinants of health, and how best to use artificial intelligence.

February 01, 2019

Friday Five: The population is aging - Health and long-term care costs are rising

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the rising costs of caring for our aging population, how rural America benefits from Medicaid expansion, the Ticket to Work program, artificial intelligence in healthcare, and the decline in customer satisfaction across government agencies.

January 25, 2019

Friday Five: Will we see an increase in Social Security benefits during this Congressional session?

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the possibility of Social Security reform, the latest state to implement Medicaid work requirements, business vs. robotic process automation, and proposed increases to the Technology Modernization Fund.

January 18, 2019

Friday Five: Government shutdown continues - Multiple programs seeing impact, including SNAP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what’s affected by the federal government shutdown, prescription drug prices, healthcare trends for 2019, and a new government technology contract focused on artificial intelligence and automation technologies.

January 11, 2019

Friday Five: Will the government shutdown mean millions go without food stamps?

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the potential impact of the government shutdown on food stamps, the Veteran Administration’s call for assistance, what to expect from Medicaid in 2019, staff changes at CMS, in addition to local and state level efforts to expand healthcare coverage.

January 04, 2019

Friday Five: Artificial intelligence - How soon will it transform customer service?

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid, final open enrollment numbers, social determinants of health, how artificial intelligence can change customer service, and the global impact of blockchain.

December 21, 2018

Friday Five: ACA ruled unconstitutional, but it won’t impact health insurance in 2019

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the legal status of the Affordable Care Act, how states are addressing social determinants of health, the budget impact of potential changes to Medicare and Medicaid, a new child support formula in Ohio, and the Department of Veterans Affairs online patient portal hits a milestone.

December 14, 2018

Friday Five: More U.S. children lack health insurance for the first time in a decade

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about rising numbers of children without health insurance, funding for Section 1332 waivers, government technology improvements, apprenticeship programs, and healthcare spending.

December 07, 2018

Friday Five: Recent Medicaid expansion mostly in northern and western states

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about anticipated changes to SNAP, funding for child care assistance, work requirements in New Hampshire, the coverage gap in southern states, and an IRS pilot for IT modernization.

November 30, 2018

Friday Five: With two weeks left in open enrollment, participants find costs for many ACA plans are lower than 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Affordable Care Act premium costs, North Carolina’s Medicaid waiver approval, potential Medicaid expansion in 2020, and administrative changes to the SNAP program.

November 16, 2018

Friday Five: States with Medicaid waivers can fund mental health, substance abuse, and supportive housing services

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid funding for mental health treatment and supportive housing, changes to network adequacy standards, the impact of the midterm election on healthcare, and how SNAP benefits veterans.

November 09, 2018

Friday Five: Midterm election results will increase number of individuals eligible for Medicaid

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how the midterm results will impact Medicaid, early numbers for open enrollment, and a cost of living increase for seniors and veterans.

November 02, 2018

Friday Five: States experiment with Medicaid, including work requirements, managed care & addressing social needs

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about another state approved for work requirements, addressing employment issues caused by opioid addiction, using Medicaid funds for more than healthcare, and tips for this open enrollment season.

October 26, 2018

Friday Five: Government agencies are using blockchain effectively, but struggling to communicate in plain language

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about changes to the insurance waiver process, opioid grant spending among states, Medicaid ballot initiatives, and recent reports on how government agencies are using blockchain effectively but communicating poorly with the public.

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