RALEIGH: Cummings named North Carolina's Medicaid director - WNCN: News, Weather

Cummings named North Carolina's Medicaid director

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Robin Cummings was named director of the Division of Medical Assistance. Dr. Robin Cummings was named director of the Division of Medical Assistance.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

North Carolina's health agency has a new Medicaid director by expanding the responsibilities of a physician already working on Medicaid issues.

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced Tuesday that Dr. Robin Cummings has added a new title as director of the Division of Medical Assistance. He succeeds Carol Steckel, who left last fall to take a job in the private sector. An acting DMA director was in place until now.

Cummings came to DHHS last year to lead the Office of Rural Health and Community Care. He became acting health director, then deputy secretary for health services. Wos told employees by email it was a natural transition for Cummings to become DMA director.

Cummings will keep the health director and deputy secretary titles.

RELATED STORIES

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

    Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:13:38 GMT
    A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
    A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
  • Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

    Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:11:43 GMT
    House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
    House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
  • Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

    Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:44:36 GMT
    The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
    The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.