by Jasmine Batchelor
September 12, 2019
Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and
Stephanie Bates has served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services since June 2018. She oversees Kentucky’s Medicaid Managed Care program, Policy & Operations, and is the Medicaid lead for the 1115 waiver, Kentucky HEALTH. Stephanie is also a strong advocate for children in the foster care system and leads the Medicaid Foster Care program. She focuses on developing and enhancing interagency relationships within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to ensure that Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens supported by all programs available to them. Prior to her time with the Kentucky Medicaid, Stephanie worked in the private sector for 15 years for a large multidisciplinary physician practice and a local hospital.