Daphne Kackloudis Saneholtz

Senior Advisor, Vorys Health Care Advisors LLC
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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.545.6680
Fax 614.719.4744
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State and federal health care policy

Medicaid policy, reimbursement methodologies and procedures

Health care and related services for children, benefit package design, Medicaid provider requirements



Daphne is a senior advisor with Vorys Health Care Advisors LLC (VHCA).   As a health care and Medicaid consultant, she advises and provides policy guidance to a wide range of health care stakeholders and business decision makers, dealing with the challenges of a complex, rapidly changing state and federal health care environment.


Prior to joining VHCA, Daphne held various roles at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services within the Office of Ohio Health Plans (now the Ohio Department of Medicaid) and the Office of Legislation.  At the Office of Ohio Health Plans, she managed the state's contractual relationship with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to Ohio’s Medicaid state plan and, policy specific to the single state agency responsibilities; she also developed strategic initiatives concerning benefit design and health plan administration for Ohio Medicaid.  Daphne served as a member of the Office of Ohio Health Plans’ team that analyzed federal health care reform legislation and developed the framework for policy changes in Ohio.

Prior to joining the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in January of 2008, Daphne served as the Director of State and Local Government Relations for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  Her responsibilities included developing policy and legislative agendas and implementing strategies to positively impact children’s health care, hospital funding and public health.

Throughout her career, Daphne's work has involved regular interaction with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, members of the Ohio General Assembly and Governor’s Office, state agencies with health and human services oversight, trade associations, and a wide range of stakeholder organizations across Ohio. 

Daphne received her J.D., cum laude, from Capital University Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Indiana University.  She is licensed to practice law in Ohio.