Lawmakers Take Medicaid MCOs to Task for Not Solving Pharmacy, Mental Health Care Issues

Kentucky lawmakers continue to chastise three of the state‚Äôs Medicaid Managed Care organizations for mismanagement. Representatives of Kentucky Spirit, Wellcare of Kentucky and Coventry Cares appeared before the program review committee today. Legislators wanted to know whether they had solved problems brought up by health care providers in a January committee meeting. The MCOs all […]

Auditor Releases 10 Recommendations to Improve Medicaid Managed Care System

State Auditor Adam Edelen has released ten recommendations for a more efficient Medicaid Managed Care system in Kentucky. For weeks, the MCOs, lawmakers, health care providers and patients have tussled over the new system, which was implemented quickly to plug a budget gap. MCOs have promised lawmakers that the majority of problems are fixed, but […]

Edelen’s First Statewide Audit Makes Familiar Requests to Treasurer, Other Departments

The first statewide audit from new Auditor Adam Edelen has uncovered some familiar problems. Edelen is required to conduct an audit of all state agencies every year. His first report was released this morning. You can read it here. In it, Edelen takes many state agencies to task. That includes the Department of Military Affairs […]