CoventryCares http://wfpl.org en Hospitals, Health Department Voice Concerns, but MCOs Say Groups Aren't Engaging With Them http://wfpl.org/post/hospitals-health-department-voice-concerns-mcos-say-groups-arent-engaging-them <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></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> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:45:54 +0000 Kenny Colston 4100 at http://wfpl.org Hospitals, Health Department Voice Concerns, but MCOs Say Groups Aren't Engaging With Them Medicaid Operator Kentucky Spirit Plans to Break Contract, Beshear says He's Disappointed http://wfpl.org/post/medicaid-operator-kentucky-spirit-plans-break-contract-beshear-says-hes-disappointed <p>Governor Steve Beshear says he’s disappointed that one statewide Medicaid operator has announced it is leaving the state.</p><p>Kentucky Spirit, part of Centene Corporation from Missouri, announced today that they would terminate their operations next July, before their contract is up.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:58:34 +0000 Kenny Colston 2047 at http://wfpl.org Medicaid Operator Kentucky Spirit Plans to Break Contract, Beshear says He's Disappointed 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 Mixed Results for Medicaid Operators in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/mixed-results-medicaid-operators-kentucky <p>Last year, Kentucky state officials approved plans to bring on more regional Managed Care Operators, MCOs, to administer the state&rsquo;s Medicaid program, which has been facing significant budget shortfalls.<br /> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:57:25 +0000 Brad Yost 759 at http://wfpl.org Mixed Results for Medicaid Operators in Kentucky CoventryCares Lost $50 Million In First Quarter, CEO Blames State Government http://wfpl.org/post/coventrycares-lost-50-million-first-quarter-ceo-blames-state-government <p>&nbsp;</p><div>The CEO of Kentucky&rsquo;s largest private Medicaid operator says massive financial losses and bad data are to blame for the problems with managed cared in Kentucky.</div><p>For weeks, CoventryCares has sought to terminate or revise its contracts with more than a dozen healthcare providers so the company would pay lower reimbursement rates when doctors treat Medicaid patients. And in a meeting before the interim joint Health and Welfare Committee today, CEO Michael Murphy said his company&#39;s actions were motivated by losses.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:07:02 +0000 Kenny Colston 726 at http://wfpl.org CoventryCares Lost $50 Million In First Quarter, CEO Blames State Government Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues http://wfpl.org/post/denton-says-lawmakers-will-remove-coventrycares-medicaid-system-if-tough-bargaining-continues <p>&nbsp;</p><p><span data-mce-style="font-size: small;" style="font-size: small; ">Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state&#39;s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.</span></p> Wed, 09 May 2012 19:52:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 366 at http://wfpl.org