Humana names public health director as chief medical officer of Medicaid line in Kentucky

Sarah Moyer, MD, has been named chief medical officer for Humana's Medicaid business in Kentucky, Humana Healthy Horizons, effective July 5.

Since 2017, Dr. Moyer has served as director and chief health strategist of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, according to a May 3 press release.

In addition to leading the city through COVID-19, she led the department as it achieved national accreditation, established itself as an academic health department, stopped a hepatitis A outbreak, founded the state's first syringe exchange program and helped strengthen Louisville's smoke-free ordinance.

Dr. Moyer will remain in an advisory role to Mayor Greg Fischer through the end of the fiscal year.

"Just as Dr. Moyer has contributed so significantly to the health of the Louisville community, she will now have an opportunity to significantly impact the health of people all across the Commonwealth in her new role as chief medical officer of Humana's Medicaid operations in Kentucky," said Jeb Duke, president of Humana-Medicaid in Kentucky. "We are committed to improving health equity all across the Commonwealth, so that all of our citizens are able to live their healthiest lives."

Mr. Fischer has appointed Jeff Howard, MD, the health department's medical director, as the city's interim director and chief health strategist. Dr. Howard will start May 27.

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