• PowerPoint cover slide designed by Joel Mertz. The slide is dark gray with a graphic of an orange frequency spectrum. The title of the slide reads, RAC and Roll. Sharing Lessons Learned for Effective Medicaid RAC Implementations.
  • A chapter or divider slide designed by Joel Mertz. There is a graphic of an orange frequency spectrum. Text on the slide reads, 01 INTRODUCTION. Arika Pierce.
  • PowerPoint slide designed by Joel Mertz. The slide is of a timeline and there are two graphics of guitars in the timeline. The title of the slide is EVENT TIMELINE.
  • PowerPoint slide designed by Joel Mertz. There is a graphic of a doctor playing an electric guitar. The title of the slide reads, PROVIDERS.
  • PowerPoint slide designed by Joel Mertz. There is a graphic of a crowd holding up a businesswoman who is crowd surfing. The title of the slide reads, HELPING STAKEHOLDERS.
  • PowerPoint slide designed by Joel Mertz. This is a chapter/divider slide and there is a graphic of a vintage microphone. Text on the slide reads, QUESTIONS? Maria Perrin.

For Health Management Systems (HMS) 2012 webinar on “Medicaid RAC Implementations,” I attempted to redirect what could have been a very dry presentation towards an idea I knew had more potential. I was inspired by the title of the deck, “RAC & Roll,” which was given to me by one of our staff’s writers. I used this title as a launching point for creating an entirely rock and roll themed presentation. Although rock and roll has been around since the early 1950s, it hadn’t yet made an appearance into the field of Medicaid Recovery Audit Contracts. At least, as far as I can tell.

It was very important for me to try and create something entertaining for this audience, because they had all become so accustomed to the same, vanilla flavored presentations. Of course, the entertainment value had to be balanced with important information pertaining to HMS’s products and services. In order to strike a balance between these two objectives, I used fun graphics that served as metaphors for supporting the deck’s content. Additional details, such as play buttons for bullets, audio waveforms for dividing elements and the occasional sound effect, were incorporated throughout the deck in order to engage the audience and further enforce the theme. The final result was a very memorable presentation.

  • Medium: PowerPoint
  • Year: 2012
  • Skills: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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