MDHHS Appoints New Deputy Director for Medical Services Administration
Monday, September 14, 2015
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Nick Lyon announced Chris Priest will lead the Medical Services Administration effective October 12, 2015.
Priest helped guide public health care policy efforts in two states and helped state and legislative leaders develop the Healthy Michigan Plan.
Priest will also serve as Michigan’s Medicaid director overseeing several health care programs, including MIChild and the Healthy Michigan Plan. These health care programs currently serve almost 2.3 million Michigan citizens, including roughly 600,000 enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan, and support a broad range of health care services, such as inpatient and outpatient hospital care, physician visits, prescription drugs, nursing home care, durable medical equipment, and mental health services.
Source: Michigan Department Health and Human Services