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Recruitment #18-005479-0015




MDH, HealthChoice and Acute Care Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director of Acute Care for the HealthChoice and Acute Care Administration (HACA) in the Medicaid Program is responsible for managing three divisions and the associated policy development, implementation and compliance with all State and federal regulations, and administrative oversight for the Division of Hospital Services, the Division of Dental, Clinics and Lab and the Division of Children’s Services.    

The Division of Hospital Services is responsible for the policy development and the regulatory compliance for hospital services for fee-for-service Medicaid recipients, including oversight of a utilization control contractor that preauthorizes hospital services. 

The Division of Dental, Clinics and Labs is responsible for the policy development and regulatory compliance for the Medicaid fee-for-service programs providing dental, clinic and lab services.  This includes oversight, monitoring and administering the Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program (MHSDP) and contract management of the Medicaid Program’s dental benefits administrator.

The Division of Children's Services is responsible for policy development, management and regulatory compliance of medical and health related services for children enrolled in the State's Medicaid Program, including oversight of a contract for medically fragile children and adults in the Rare and Expensive Case management program.  Additionally, this Division performs provider site visits and medical record reviews of services mandated under the federal EPSDT program. 


Qualified candidate must possess a master's degree with 6 years of professional experience in the health care field, including at least 3 years of experience in the Medicaid Program.



This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.