Kansas AG nominates Steven D. Anderson as Medicaid inspector general

Kansas AG nominates Steven D. Anderson as Medicaid inspector general

TOPEKA, KS (STL.News) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has nominated Steven D. Anderson to serve as inspector general for the Kansas Medicaid program.

Following a national search, Schmidt this week formally transmitted Anderson’s nomination to the Kansas Senate for consideration.  By law, Anderson may not begin serving as Medicaid inspector general unless and until confirmed by the Senate.

Anderson would replace Sarah Fertig who resigned the position in July 2020 to become director of the state’s Medicaid program within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Anderson, who has spent more than 30 years in state and federal government, has served since 2016 as a special agent and supervisor of the investigative staff of the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division.  He frequently coordinates issues within the Medicaid program with other state agencies, including the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

Schmidt said he has confidence Anderson will lead the Office of Inspector General professionally and independently.

“Steve’s extensive experience as a watchdog over federal and state government programs make him the best choice to serve as Medicaid Inspector General for Kansas,” Schmidt said. 

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