For immediate release (11/17/17)

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME).

In his new role, Mr. Randol will oversee the $5 billion program which serves more than 600,000 Iowans each year. He transitions to DHS leadership from his post with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, where he served as the State Medicaid Director. Prior to this he was the Veterans Services Manager with the Department of Commerce.

“Michael Randol is experienced as a leader and has a comprehensive understanding of Medicaid and specifically, managed care,” said DHS Director Jerry R. Foxhoven. “His expertise will be an asset to the Department as we continue improving the IA Health Link managed care program. I look forward to working with Michael as we focus on improved health outcomes and on oversight and accountability of our managed care partners.”

The primary goals of the IA Health Link managed care program are improved quality and access to care, accountability for patient outcomes and creating a more predictable and sustainable budget. Randol’s extensive financial and accounting background will be an invaluable asset as we work to create a sustainable Medicaid program for Iowans most in need.

As the State Medicaid Director for Kansas, Randol was responsible for leading all activities for the state Medicaid program including KanCare, State Employee Health Plan and the State Self-Insurance Fund. He has served his country as a proud member of the United States Air Force, which included assignments in New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, California, Okinawa Japan and North Dakota.

Randol holds a Master of Business Administration degree from William Woods University with an emphasis on finance, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of the State of New York. He begins his new duties with the IME on December 4.