News to Know – Week of Oct. 18

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Oct. 14 that creates the Health and Aging Services Administration within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As noted in the governor’s news release, the change was made to better coordinate services for the state’s growing aging population. The new state agency combines the Aging and Adult Services Agency and the Medical Services Administration — the state’s Medicaid agency. Medicaid Director Kate Massey will serve as the senior deputy director of the new administration.