Minnesota: Marketplace Names Internal Candidate as New CEO

The Board of MNSure, Minnesota's State-based Marketplace, announced the selection of Allison O'Toole as their new chief executive officer. O'Toole has served as the interim CEO since last spring after the departure of previous chief executive Scott Leitz. The announcement comes two weeks after the board nominated Mark Nyquist as the sole finalist for the position. The board cited O'Toole's "unique perspective" and "institutional knowledge," and a desire to maintain continuity as the main reasons for selecting her for the position.

Utah: Governor Appoints New Inspector General of Medicaid Services

Governor Gary Herbert (R) appointed Gene Cottrell to serve as Inspector General of Medicaid Services, where he will be responsible for identifying fraud, waste and abuse, recovering inappropriately paid funds, and strategic planning. Cottrell was previously the interim manager and chief of staff for the Utah Office of Inspector General. Upon confirmation by the State Senate, Cottrell will become the State's second Medicaid Inspector General, replacing Lee Wycoff.