Kentucky — Gov. Andy Beshear (D) named Signature Healthcare executive Adam Mather the inspector general at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. 

The agency oversees the state’s Medicaid program and conducts nursing home inspections for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Mather reportedly started in his new role in late December. Mather previously served as Signature’s regional vice president of operations. 

The move was welcomed by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, which said it was looking forward to working with Mather. 

An attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy criticized the move, however, saying it was “troubling that someone from the industry now gets to oversee the industry.”