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eldp-white Matilda Kruse

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Calendar iconUpdated November 27, 2022

Matilda Kruse currently serves as the Program Integrity Division Head within the American Samoa Medicaid Agency. Prior to assuming her current role in 2020, Ms. Kruse served as a Health Policy Analyst. Ms. Kruse worked closely with the Medicaid Director and senior leadership to recommend, develop, and expand access to local healthcare services and coverage in American Samoa, such as durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), personal care services, and vision care. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Ms. Kruse worked with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to draft a significant disaster State Planning Amendment to cover mandatory quarantine accommodations for Medicaid beneficiaries returning home after traveling for medically necessary care off-island during the Territory’s partial closure. Ms. Kruse’s passion and drive for bettering her community by improving access to sustainable quality healthcare pushed her to accept her current role as the Program Integrity Division Head.

Ms. Kruse holds a Master’s degree in International Educational Development Cooperation from Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Trade with a Minor in Accounting from the Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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IGFOA Summer 2022 Conference Report Now Available

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The Island Government Finance Officers’ Association (IGFOA) has met at least annually every year since 1999 to participate in professional development and networking activities and to advance an agenda for financial management improvement. IGFOA Meetings also provide a forum for participants to...

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Government Lease Implementation in the CNMI and Guam

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From September 7-16, 2022, the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) offered on-site training to the Guam and CNMI governments to support the implementation of new lease accounting standards. The new GASB standards have altered the historical landscape of how lease...

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