Thu August 16, 2012
KentuckyOne Severs Ties With Coventry Cares
KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the state, has dropped all contracts with Medicaid managed care organization Coventry Cares.
Coventry Cares had terminated two of its contracts with KentuckyOne Health, including one with Our Lady of Peace, which provides specialized services for high risk patients in Louisville. Now, KentuckyOne spokesperson Barbara Mackovic says her organization is responding by halting all its contracts with the managed care organization.
"KentuckyOne Leadership very strongly believes that Medicaid recipients in he Commonwealth should have access to quality health care via a comprehensive network of provider and community organizations," she said.
The MCO has dealt with similar accusations from Appalachian Regional Healthcare, which also saw its contracts threatened after Coventry argued that unfair rules governing managed care in the state meant that it was required to cover more higher-cost patients.
Coventry Cares is one four managed care organizations administering Medicaid in Kentucky. KentuckyOne says it will continue to honor commitments with the state's three other MCOs.