This past week, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in its monthly In Touch newsletter announced that Deputy Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor is retiring as of May 31st.
Traylor has been in the Texas public service for 25 years and intimately involved with HHSC for many years. He was the Texas Medicaid director from 2007 to 2010, per In Touch, and was one of the staff that received HHSC-OIG’s 2008 audit on Xerox which warned the agency that the contractor was out of compliance on the Medicaid orthodontic prior authorization program.
Sen. Jane Nelson is said, “Commissioner Traylor is an expert when it comes to understanding the mechanics of our health and human services delivery system. His immense knowledge will be greatly missed. I appreciate his many years of service to our state.”
He is the fifth top-ranking official to leave the agency since December after the resignations of Jack Stick, Doug Wilson, Erica Stick and Casey Haney. Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek has had numerous calls to resign but remains in the job.