Drew Snyder is the Executive Director of the Division of Medicaid. In this role, Snyder administers Mississippi’s Medicaid program, where he leads a team over 900 employees in ensuring access to quality care to approximately 720,000 Mississippians.
Snyder joins the Division of Medicaid having served in several public sector leadership roles, including most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy Director, and Legal Counsel for Governor Phil Bryant. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Snyder was as an Assistant Secretary of State for Delbert Hosemann.
Snyder serves on the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees and is the past chair of the Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar. He also is a member of the Uniform Law Commission. Before entering the public sector, Snyder practiced law at Hollingsworth LLP in Washington D.C., specializing in complex and multi-district litigation, with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device matters.
A native of Eupora, Snyder received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. He earned a juris doctorate from University of Virginia School of Law. Snyder and his wife Camille have a 2-year-old son and live in Jackson.
Deputy Executive Director
The executive administrator is responsible for Contract Compliance, Procurement, Administrative Appeals, Policy and Health Services as well as managing DOM’s coordinated care program, MississippiCAN. The Office of Procurement is responsible for managing the selection of contracts that are awarded on a competitive basis through the Request for Proposal Process (RFP). They are responsible for ensuring that the competitive bidding process follows the rules and regulations set forth by the Personal Service Contract Review Board. The Office of Administrative Appeals resolves conflicts that may arise when a Medicaid beneficiary questions services or categories of coverage for which they are eligible, or when a provider questions reimbursement, methodology for services provided or a decision affecting their enrollment in the program. The Office of Policy is responsible for the development and maintenance of policy for Medicaid programs, handles State Plan amendments, as well as the Administrative Code and waivers.
The Office of Health Services is responsible for the overall development, implementation and operation of all Medicaid health-care services and benefits. They also ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries are provided appropriate, accessible and quality services. This office also includes the areas of Clinical Support Services, Medical Services, Long Term Care, Community Based Services, Pharmacy, Mental Health, Hospital Programs and Services, and Program Integrity.
The Office of Eligibility is responsible for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility policy, coordination of policy, procedures and staff training. This office also oversees the administration of 30 regional offices throughout the state. Regional offices are responsible for the determination of eligibility for the aged, blind and disabled groups, as well as families and children. In addition, the Office of Provider Enrollment falls under eligibility and is responsible for provider enrollment and health services provider credentialing for the program.
The Office of Finance is responsible for effective fiscal management of the agency. A total of six offices within the Office of Finance contribute to this effort. Three offices establish institutional provider reimbursement rates and methodologies, perform financial and performance reviews related to providers and contractors, and maximize third party recovery efforts. Additionally, the Chief Financial Officer assists with responsibility for three offices covering the accounting functions, all financial reporting and the agency budget. This office also houses the areas of Property Management and Operations.
The Office of Human Resources is responsible for coordinating all personnel matters including: recruitment of personnel, classification of positions, ensuring fair and adequate compensation, ensuring all disciplinary actions are carried out in a fair and legal manner, ensuring that the agency complies with relevant federal and state laws and regulations, overseeing leave and benefit matters, facilitating training of current employees and maintaining personnel files.
Information Technology (iTECH)
The Office of Information Technology Management (iTECH) is responsible for the operation of Medicaid’s eligibility and claims processing and payment systems. The Office of iTECH provides data analysis to support state health policy changes and health-care reform and is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and security of the Division’s networks. This office also manages software, equipment and technical support services and provides staff with access to data in a secure environment.
The Office of Legal is staffed by attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General, and is responsible for providing legal consultation and representation to DOM in a variety of areas including: personnel matters, statutory and regulatory issues, procurements and contracting, recovery efforts, garnishments, levies, bankruptcies and tax liens. The attorneys draft all DOM contracts, represent the agency at various administrative hearings, provide guidance on policy drafting and filing, assist the Requests for Public Information Officer with public records requests, respond to all subpoenas, facilitate complex litigation with outside counsel and the Attorney General’s Office, and serve as liaisons to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. In addition to administrative hearings, the attorneys also represent DOM before the Employee Appeals Board, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and federal courts.
This office is the primary point of contact for legislators and legislative staff, serves as the Medicaid legislative liaison, and leads the Government Relations team. Government Relations processes inquiries from state and federal government officials and also houses the official Requests for Information (RFI) Process. This office also houses the Office of Client Relations (OCR) and Communications. The Office of Client Relations is responsible for outreach and educational events for providers and beneficiaries about Medicaid programs and services. This office maintains DOM’s switchboard, the primary contact for the agency for provider, beneficiary and general inquiries. The Office of Communications is responsible for the messaging to our internal and external audiences. This includes the design, writing, layout, editing and distribution process for the external DOM website, publications, collateral materials, and digital media. This area also handles public relations, issues official statements and is the contact for news media requests.