Meet the Commissioner

pictuure of acting commissioner Cynthia BeaneCynthia Beane, MSW, LCSW, has been with the Department of Health and Human Resources for fourteen (14) years. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner for the Bureau for Medical Services in May 2017, Cindy served as Acting Commissioner for three years. Cindy continues to be committed to administering, promoting, and assuring appropriate health care services for the people of West Virginia in order to improve their quality of life. 
Prior to her appointment as Acting Commissioner, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Policy Coordination for the Bureau for Medical Services. In this position, she managed and oversaw the development and implementation of all health policy for the state Medicaid population. Cindy assured the effective and efficient integration of policy while monitoring program and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.  Additionally, she recommended procedural and practice change and evaluate changes, advised the Commissioner on initiative and procedural changes.  Cindy led policy implementation for changes due to the Affordable Care Act. Cindy also managed project development and assured compliance with state and federal policy. 
As Office Director for Policy and Administrative Services, Cindy managed and administered provider enrollment, Medicaid fair hearings, bureau purchasing and contracts, policy development, grants management, and affiliated programs, assured compliance with state and federal policy in areas of assignment. Additionally, Cindy managed vendor contracts to assure deliverables were met under the Procurement Office and according to Purchasing regulations. Cindy developed and implemented bureau policy for affiliated programs working collaboratively with other Bureaus and State agencies who administered the programs. She also coordinated and managed processes for development and changes in Medicaid policy that maintains state and federal compliance.
While working with a large rehabilitation facility, Cindy held various positions including Case Manager, Community Coordinator as well as, Director of a day treatment program for over 85 individuals with developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnoses.  Cindy assured compliance with all state and Medicaid regulations, monitored treatment and documentation for quality assurance, completed assessments and developed training programs and behavioral supports plans.  Additionally, Cindy trained staff on curriculum implementation of training plans and all aspects of developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnosis service provision, provided staff supervision and evaluation.  Cindy was also responsible for providing financial oversight and budget development, health and safety oversight, providing weekly on-site training for all staff, and participating in the development of individual treatment plans.
Commissioner Beane is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education from Marshall University and a Masters of Social Work from West Virginia University.

Commissioner Beane has been married to her husband Brian for 24 years and they have two children Lindsey and Wyatt.

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