ALBANY—The state’s Medicaid Inspector General, James Cox, will join a number of first-term Cuomo appointees who are departing the administration.
Cox, who was appointed in July 2011 by Governor Andrew Cuomo to head the Office of Medicaid Inspector General, emailed a memo to his department on Tuesday announcing his departure, saying the office would conduct a national search for his replacement. Cox said he will depart at the end of the year, and that first deputy Medicaid inspector general Tom Meyer will serve as the Acting Medicaid Inspector General while the administration searches for a replacement.
The state is looking outside its ranks for a successor.
A listing for the position was posted on Monster.com two days ago by the state’s Office of General Services.