Chief Medicaid doctor leaving for Butner post
Posted September 17, 2013
Updated September 18, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The top doctor for the state's Medicaid program is stepping down for another job within the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Randall Best has been medical director for the Division of Medical Assistance since October 2010. He was hired by then-DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler under Gov. Bev Perdue.
In an email to WRAL News Tuesday afternoon, DHHS Director of Communications Ricky Diaz confirmed Best will take a lower-profile position as the director of physician services at the Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner at the end of the month. The 500-bed psychiatric hospital provides residential care for patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Diaz declined to provide more details on the departure.