Director of State Division of Health Care Services no longer with the deparment

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JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - As of Thursday morning, the director of the state Division of Health Care Services is no longer employed by the Department of Health and Social Services.

The division is in charge of managing Medicaid and Health Care Facility Licensing and Certification.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's press secretary Matt Shuckerow confirmed that Margaret Brodie was no longer with the department, but he would not say whether she had been fired or quit.

All further questions were referred to the Department of Health and Social Services.

The department released a statement but did not detail the nature of how or why she left.

"We cannot provide any more details about her departure because it is a personnel matter," read the statement from the department. "Renee Gayhart has been appointed Acting Director of the Division of Health Care Services."

According to an online résumé, Brodie had been in the position as director of the Division of Health Care Services since 2012. Before that, she worked for 10 years at the Division of Public Assistance.

The news that Brodie is no longer with DHSS comes less than a week after the state's public defender Quinlan Steiner said he planned to resign from his position.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the Division of Health Care Services is in charge of distributing Medicaid and the Senior Benefits Program. The Senior Benefits Program is managed by the Division of Public Assistance.



 
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