(TOPEKA, Kan.)—Dr. Robert Moser, Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, announces the selections for two key positions in the agency's Division of Health Care Finance.
Kari Bruffett is the Director of Health Care Finance, leading a division with close to 180 staff responsible for Kansas' Medicaid program and the State Employee Health Plan.
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., said the selection of Bruffett and Mosier to these positions in the Division of Health Care Finance are paramount to Kansas employing a coordinated system of care through KanCare.
Bruffett served for the past 12 months as KDHE's Assistant Secretary for Policy and External Affairs and leaves that position to head the DHCF-for which she has served as Interim Director since Nov. 23 after then-director Andy Allison stepped down to head Arkansas' Medicaid program.
An alumna of Fort Hays State University, Bruffett has a background in health policy and government affairs, including eight years working at the University of Kansas Hospital and four years on Capitol Hill.
Mosier is a Manhattan ophthalmologist who is currently serving as State Representative for Kansas' District 67.