Denton Has Concerns About More Private Medicaid Operators in Louisville

The problems with privatized Medicaid in Eastern and Western Kentucky could be coming to Louisville. Passport Health Plan has run Medicaid in Louisville and the surrounding area for more than a decade. The system was the model for last year’s Medicaid privatization, which brought three new Medicaid management companies into the state. The federal government […]

Legislative Committee Issues Subpoenas to Medicaid Providers

For only the second time in its history, a Kentucky legislative committee will issue subpoenas…This time over Medicaid managed care and locally-owned pharmacies. The Program Review and Investigations Committee voted today to authorize subpoenas to Kentucky’s three new managed care providers over reimbursement rates to independent pharmacies. Passport, based in Louisville, is exempt from the […]

Passport Health Plan is Reimbursed for Misappropriation of Funds

Members of Passport Health Plan will pay back $26.4 million dollars that the Medicaid provider misappropriated. When Passport’s surplus grew to around $90 million dollars, it tried to hand money back to Norton Hospital, Jewish and St. Mary’s Inc., University Medical Center and University Physicians Associates. Passport executives did this to try to lower their […]

Beshear Unveils New Medicaid Plan

Described as a “major sea change”, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday that more private companies will manage the state’s growing $6-billion Medicaid program as part of new three-year contract. The governor said the plan will save taxpayers $375 million in General Funds that pay for most state functions and another $1.3 billion in all […]

AmeriHealth To Pay Kentucky $2 Million

AmeriHealth handles day-to-day operations for Passport Health Plan. Their payment to the state comes after a nine-month investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway’s office. Conway says AmeriHealth falsified cervical cancer screenings in order to receive a bonus from the state.