Tuesday, September 16, 2008

State's Medicaid Director Quitting
By Lynn Bonner, Staff Writer RALEIGH -

The acting director of the state's Medicaid office told co-workers is leaving the job.
Dr. William Lawrence, who has been in the position for about a year, said in a e-mail message to co-workers Monday that he wanted to return to clinical work.
Lawrence was left with much of the fallout from the bungled mental health reforms of 2001. He was the main person dealing with federal government in its audit of payments to private companies providing a low-level mental health service called community support.
Lawrence is the third person in a little more than a year to quit as the state's Medicaid leader. lynn.bonner@newsobserver.com or (919) 829-4821


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