Passport http://wkyufm.org en Legal Issues with Kentucky Spirit Remain; Passport Withdraws Medicaid Complaint http://wkyufm.org/post/legal-issues-kentucky-spirit-remain-passport-withdraws-medicaid-complaint <p>Weeks after their announced departure from Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care system, operator Kentucky Spirit and the state are still locked in a legal battle.</p><p>Both sides have sued each other, blaming the other for the situation. Kentucky Spirit announced their departure, scheduled for the middle of 2013, due to massive losses in the system.</p><p>In an interim committee meeting Tuesday, Kentucky lawmakers asked for an update on what the state hoped to recoup financially because of Kentucky Spirit’s decision. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:12:17 +0000 23359 at http://wkyufm.org Life After Kentucky Spirit: Passport, Humana Ready to Expand? http://wkyufm.org/post/life-after-kentucky-spirit-passport-humana-ready-expand <p>As the fallout continues from the announced departure of statewide Medicaid operator Kentucky Spirit, many other Medicaid operators are already looking to take their place. Kentucky Spirit announced last week they would break their contract with the state early. State officials say they won’t re-open those statewide contracts to replace Kentucky Spirit until the current contracts expire. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:00:00 +0000 20979 at http://wkyufm.org Jefferson County Region Will Soon Have Increased Medicaid Options http://wkyufm.org/post/jefferson-county-region-will-soon-have-increased-medicaid-options <p>The process of opening the Louisville area to Medicaid competition is underway. Passport Health Plan has run Medicaid in the area for 15 years, but the state has been ordered by the federal government to allow at least one more private operator to do business in the region. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:06:31 +0000 14450 at http://wkyufm.org