managed care organizations http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Hospitals, Health Department Voice Concerns, but MCOs Say Groups Aren't Engaging With Them http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-hospitals-health-department-voice-concerns-mcos-say-groups-arent-engaging-them <p>Representatives of the state's health department and various hospital executives say almost two years later they are still having payment issues with Medicaid managed care organizations.</p><p>Speaking before a House budget subcommittee on health issues, the two groups described situations in which payment for care they administrated months ago were still outstanding claims.</p><p>Scott Lockard works in the Clark County Health Department and told lawmakers the state public health department was still owed more than $18 million in late payments. More than $14 million of that is with Kentucky Spirit, which is trying to break its contract and leave the system.</p><p>But he added that conversations about those payments are ongoing. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:51:16 +0000 26772 at http://wkyufm.org