Humana http://wfpl.org en Humana Fined $65,000 Following Letters Related To Affordable Care Act http://wfpl.org/post/humana-fined-65000-following-letters-related-affordable-care-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the Kentucky Department of Insurance have fined&nbsp;Humana $65,000 after investigating complaints about a letter the company sent to policyholders.</span></p><p>In August, letters were sent to over 6,000 members, saying they had 30 days to renew their plans for 2014, or they would have to choose a more expensive option that complies with the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6973 at http://wfpl.org Humana Fined $65,000 Following Letters Related To Affordable Care Act Confused by Medicaid Changes in Louisville? Group Sets up Meetings to Offer Answers http://wfpl.org/post/confused-medicaid-changes-louisville-group-sets-meetings-offer-answers <p>As Kentucky moves to a new Medicaid arraignment in the Louisville region, the publisher of the Louisville-based Medical News is organizing community meetings to help Medicaid recipients avoid confusion about the changes.</p><p>For more than a decade, Passport was the exclusive managed care operator for the region. But, starting in January, the Louisville Medicaid region will be served by four managed care operators: Passport, Humana CareSource , WellCare and Coventry Cares.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:37:09 +0000 Kenny Colston 2793 at http://wfpl.org Confused by Medicaid Changes in Louisville? Group Sets up Meetings to Offer Answers Passport Files Formal Complaint over Louisville Medicaid Contracts http://wfpl.org/post/passport-files-formal-complaint-over-louisville-medicaid-contracts <p>Kentucky officials are once again facing the prospect of lawsuits over efforts to expand managed health care within &nbsp;Medicaid.&nbsp;</p><p>This time, it's Passport Health Plan that is threatening to sue, based on what they call broken rules and promises made to them.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/read-passports-complaint-medicaid-contracts">(Read the letter here.)</a></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:11:33 +0000 Kenny Colston 2299 at http://wfpl.org Passport Files Formal Complaint over Louisville Medicaid Contracts Life After Kentucky Spirit: Passport, Humana Ready to Expand? http://wfpl.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.</p><p>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.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2071 at http://wfpl.org Consumer Advocates Worry New Medicaid Operators in Louisville Region Will Cause Problems http://wfpl.org/post/consumer-advocates-worry-new-medicaid-operators-louisville-region-will-cause-problems <p></p><p>The Louisville Medicaid region will now be home to four different managed care operators. State officials announced the change today.</p><p>Joining Passport Health Plan is Humana, CoventryCares and WellCare.</p><p>WellCare and Coventry already have statewide contracts for Medicaid and Passport has operated in Louisville for years.</p><p>Passport officials say they will still try to continue maintain their high level of care, despite no longer holding an exclusive contract for the region.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:39:24 +0000 Kenny Colston 1902 at http://wfpl.org Humana, Passport Join Two Others as New Louisville Medicaid Operators http://wfpl.org/post/humana-passport-join-two-others-new-louisville-medicaid-operators <p></p><p>After decades of having one company oversee Medicaid, the Louisville area will now have four private Medicaid providers.</p><p>The Louisville area was the first part of the state to have Medicaid privatized, and Passport Health Plan has administered the program ever since.</p><p>But the rest of the state has since been privatized, and multiple operators compete for patients across the commonwealth.</p><p>The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced today that Passport will now have competition from CoventryCares, WellCare and Humana.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:03:03 +0000 Kenny Colston 1899 at http://wfpl.org Next Step for Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange: Picking a Model Plan http://wfpl.org/post/next-step-kentuckys-health-insurance-exchange-picking-model-plan <p>The confusing process of setting up Kentucky’s health insurance exchange should get clearer later this month.</p><p>The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up exchanges in which residents can compare and purchase health plans. Governor Steve Beshear choose to set up the state exchange earlier this year, rather than let the federal government operate the system.</p><p>So far, Beshear has created a new state office to house the exchange and he's named an executive director.&nbsp;</p><p>And by the end of this month,&nbsp;the state must choose an existing health plan that will be the benchmark for the exchange. To be listed on the exchange, all other health plans will have to provide similar or better service than the benchmark.</p><p>Each plan must cover essential care items including: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:59:59 +0000 Kenny Colston 1542 at http://wfpl.org Work Begins On Third Phase of Parklands Project http://wfpl.org/post/work-begins-third-phase-parklands-project <p>Construction has begun on another phase of the <a href="http://theparklands.org/">Parklands of Floyds Fork</a>, the nearly&nbsp;4,000 acre park system under development in eastern and southeastern Louisville.</p><p>Ground was broken today on a section that will include a half-mile, tree-lined walk called the Humana&nbsp;Grand Allee .&nbsp; &nbsp;It&rsquo;s being funded with an $8 million donation from Humana and its employees.</p><p>The Parklands&rsquo; Scott Martin says this is the third of the project&rsquo;s four major phases along the Floyds Fork watershed.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:32:25 +0000 Rick Howlett 820 at http://wfpl.org Work Begins On Third Phase of Parklands Project U.S. Attorneys Investigate Humana's Southern Florida Healthcare Providers http://wfpl.org/post/us-attorneys-investigate-humanas-southern-florida-healthcare-providers <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">The U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office is investigating some of Humana&rsquo;s southern Florida affiliates and providers for possible violations of Medicare regulations.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 19:13:24 +0000 Devin Katayama 113 at http://wfpl.org