Louis McDermott To Head Medicaid Rates OfficeOlympia, WA , February 26, 2007 - Louis McDermott, formerly the Manager for the Provider Rates Unit in the Division of Rates and Finance, has been named Chief of the Medicaid Rates Office in the Health and Recovery Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Social and Health Services.
...McDermott started his state service at the ground level of medical assistance, working for Claims Processing in 1992 after graduation from Central Washington University with a B.S. in Business Economics. He
transferred to the Division of Child Support in the Economic Services
Administration in 1994 as a support enforcement officer, but returned to medical assistance in 2002 as a Fair Hearings Program Manager.He joined the Rates and Finance Division in 2003 as a unit manager. McDermott
succeeds Mary Wendt, who moved earlier this year to Office Chief of Mental Health Finance in the Mental Health Division of HRSA
wife, Shelley, have a six-year-old son.McDermott
also has a 22-year-old daughter and two granddaughters.Shelley is a former Manager of Claims Processing
in the then-Medical Assistance
enjoys boating, sports, working out "and hanging with the family."