Medical Care Advisory Committee

The MCAC advises Idaho Medicaid in the development and refining of the Medicaid program by providing a sounding board and, as an advisory group, gives Idaho Medicaid feedback on current and evolving issues. Advocates, service providers, and public agencies strive to work together and share their experience and knowledge to maximize the care available to Idaho Medicaid participants.


MCAC members include Medicaid participants and/or family and personal representatives, consumer groups on behalf of Medicaid participants and members of the general public who are concerned about health service delivery to the Medicaid population; healthcare professionals who serve the Medicaid population, and other individuals with relevant Medicaid knowledge and background in healthcare such as acute care, behavioral health, long-term care, home care, Medicaid law and policy, healthcare financing, quality assurance, patient’s rights, health planning, problems and needs of Medicaid participants, and pharmacy care.

Name Agency/Organization
Kevin Bittner Idaho Commission on Aging
Sharon Barber Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) Idaho
April Dunham Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance (IHCCA)
Beth Merkley National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Idaho 
Toni Lawson – Vice Chair Idaho Hospital Association
Robert Vande Merwe Idaho Health Care Association (IHCA)
David Garrett Idaho Community Health Centers Association (ICHCA)
Shaun Bills Idaho Association of Community Providers (IACP)
Bill Benkula Mental Health Provider’s Association
Liz Caval-Williams – Chair Cottonwood
Tina Bullock Nimiipuu Health
Dr. Christine Hahn IDHW Division of Public Health Medical Director
Dr. Penny Beach Full Circle Health


2023 Meeting Dates

January 25, 2023

Meeting Items (including agenda)
April 26, 2023  
July 26, 2023 Agenda
November 8, 2023 Agenda

*All Meetings are from 2-5pm Mountain Time