The director of South Carolina’s Medicaid program has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
Tony Keck, appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to lead the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will represent the southern region. He was voted in by the members of the association’s southern region.
“I’m honored to be selected to the NAMD board,” Keck said in a news release. “My goal is to ensure South Carolina has a strong voice in important national policy discussions about how to get better value out of the Medicaid program.”
The association’s board includes 12 Medicaid directors whose goals include to “help provide best practices and technical assistance” for state Medicaid programs, according to the association’s website.
Medicaid is the federal health insurance program for the poor and elderly.