Hospital industry official hired as Medicaid commissioner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin has selected hospital industry executive Stephen Miller to serve as the state’s Medicaid commissioner.

Miller’s appointment comes as Bevin’s administration works on a plan to overhaul the state’s expanded Medicaid program. Bevin says his goal is to create a more affordable and sustainable program.

As the work goes on, he says it’s important to have someone with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry leading the state Department of Medicaid.

Miller has spent the past 24 years as vice president of finance with the Kentucky Hospital Association.

Prior to that, Miller’s career included stints as executive Director of Ten Broeck Hospital in Louisville and chief operating officer of Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville.

Miller is a graduate of the University of Louisville.

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