Medicaid is shuffling its leadership deck once again after Chris Traylor announced his resignation as director of the Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services effective May 31.

In a May 17 e-mail message to staff, Traylor said he’ll be going home to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to handle family matters after just over four months in the position.

“As many of you know, I have faced a number of deep personal losses, which now require my full attention back home in Texas,” Traylor wrote. “The opportunity to work with the caliber of professional at CMS, and specifically at...