New Mexico Medicaid director departing role

New Mexico Medicaid Director Nicole Comeaux is leaving her role, the Albuquerque Journal reported Jan. 24. 

Ms. Comeaux has served as the program's director since 2019, according to the report. She helped lead the effort to move to a revamped Medicaid program called Turquoise Care, which is set to begin in 2024.  

New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary David Scrase, MD, said in a statement shared with the Journal that "while we all completely support her taking more time with her family, we also look forward to the work that we are sure she will perform nationally to continue to improve Medicaid programs."

The Human Services Department did not immediately have information on a replacement, according to the report.  

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