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Louisiana Department of Health

Flex Program Staff

Nicole Coarsey
Interim State Office Director, Louisiana
(225) 342-2673

Interim State Office Director since January 2022

Kandi Smith
Flex Coordinator, Louisiana
(225) 342-1525

Specialty Areas/Background

Kandi is responsible for assisting the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) Director in the coordination of the State Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program for Louisiana and ascertaining all program policies and guidelines and ensuring program operations conform to the goals of the department and meet federal and state laws and regulations. 

Flex Coordinator since April 2010

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.