Medicaid

Health
2:10 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Plan to Expand Companies Receiving Medicaid Contracts in Kentucky Could be Put on Hold

A Kentucky lawmaker says implementation of a federal mandate to allow private companies to compete for Medicaid contracts in Louisville could be delayed. Currently, Medicaid in Louisville and the surrounding area is managed by the private company Passport Health Plan. But the federal government has ordered Kentucky to open the area to competition. And the company United Healthcare is already attempting to gain a foothold in the region.

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Health
12:00 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kentucky Auditor Taking Look at Medicaid and Special Taxing Districts

After months of mounting problems, State Auditor Adam Edelen says he will launch a full investigation into Kentucky’s statewide Medicaid Managed Care system. Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on how to make the system run better in the future.

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Audit to be Completed Early Next Year
4:08 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Lawmakers Continue Taking Medicaid MCOs to Task for Not Fixing Problems

Kentucky lawmakers continue to chastise three of the state’s Medicaid Managed Care organizations for mismanagement. Representatives of Kentucky Spirit, Wellcare of Kentucky and Coventry Cares appeared before the program review committee today. Legislators wanted to know whether they had solved problems brought up by health care providers in a January committee meeting.

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Health
11:13 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Governor Addresses Kentucky Medicaid Managed Care Problems

Governor Steve Beshear says the problems with Kentucky’s new Medicaid Managed Care system will be resolved.
 Beshear pushed for the managed care system last year to take some of the administrative burden of Medicaid off of the state. But earlier this week, doctors, pharmacists and hospital officials told lawmakers there were significant problems with the system.

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