Medicaid’s second-in-command resigns

February 28, 2018, Mississippi Today, Larrison Campbell- Chief Financial Officer Margaret King has announced plans to leave Medicaid in April, the latest in a series of changes at the state agency following the sudden resignation of then-director David Dzielak in December. On Friday, King notified interim Medicaid director Drew Snyder that she would retire. King has been with the agency since 1991 and has served as CFO since 2010. “Over the last 26 years, Margaret has played a key role in shaping the Mississippi Division of Medicaid into what is today,” Snyder said in an email Tuesday. “I appreciate her willingness to stay on for the next few weeks to ensure a seamless transition, and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.” But, according to several people in the health care community, what Medicaid is today is an agency in need of a major overhaul. And as the agency’s second-in-command for nearly eight years, King bears much of that responsibility, they said.

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