Passport http://wfpl.org en Legal Issues with Kentucky Spirit Remain; Passport Withdraws Medicaid Complaint http://wfpl.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 today, Kentucky lawmakers asked for an update on what the state hoped to recoup financially because of Kentucky Spirit’s decision.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:52:42 +0000 Kenny Colston 2912 at http://wfpl.org Legal Issues with Kentucky Spirit Remain; Passport Withdraws Medicaid Complaint 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 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 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