Medicaid Changes

Urged to reduce Medicaid bureaucracy, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill Wednesday to limit the number of managed care organizations hired by the state to run its massive Medicaid program.The bill cleared the Senate on a 29-7 vote and now heads to the House. It would allow the state to contract with no more than three of the outside companies.The state currently has five managed care organizations handling most of the state’s $11-billion-per-year Medicaid program. The bill reflects frustrations with those outside companies, which their detractors say cause higher administrative costs for health care providers.

Source: MG News

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