Kentucky’s private Medicaid providers say they need immediate changes in the state Medicaid system. Kentucky turned the system over to managed care providers four months ago. And today doctors, pharmacists and hospital executives told a Senate committee how disastrous the change has been. Kentucky currently contracts with four Managed Care Organizations, known as MCOs. Passport… Continue reading Medicaid Providers Complain of Managed Care Mismanagement
The state saved millions of dollars in Louisville through a managed care program called Passport, even though questionable spending ultimately led to a management shakeup. Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller says any new programs will face strong oversight.
The board of directors of Medicaid manager Passport Health Plan met Thursday for the first time since an auditor’s report revealed inappropriate spending and conflicts of interest within the agency. Passport CEO and board chair Dr. Larry Cook says an interim-CEO will be hired to relieve him of his duties in that position.
U.S. rules regarding the need for passports in certain situations will change in less than three months. The new rule requires people coming into the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean to present a passport book or card. The previous rule required only a driver’s license or birth certificate. The Kentucky Department… Continue reading Passport Rules to Change June 1