Beth Chalick-Kaplan, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCM has dedicated the second half of her professional career to advancing the nursing profession with particular emphasis on development of nurse led care and service delivery models that align with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aim to achieve better care for patients, smarter spending and healthier communities. She currently serves as an Outreach Specialist at CMS where she assists in the development and implementation of regional strategic plans to educate consumers and providers regarding current CMS healthcare initiatives. Prior to joining CMS, Dr. Chalick-Kaplan held management and clinical positions in both payor and provider organizations. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner, has extensive expertise in managed care, care coordination and case management, and maintains a clinical practice as a family and palliative care and hospice Nurse Practitioner. While pursuing graduate studies, Beth served as a Graduate Student Nursing Liaison to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and was a Carpenter Community Nursing Fellow. Beth received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Temple University.