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Medicaid Managed Care Contracts Awarded for Jefferson and Surrounding Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2012) – The Commonwealth of Kentucky has signed contracts with four managed care partners to provide health care services to approximately 175,000 Medicaid recipients in Louisville and 15 surrounding counties. Read the Press release, Read the letter to Members regarding the change

Governor Beshear Announces Federal Approval of Medicaid Managed Care Contracts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2011) — Governor Steve Beshear announced today that the state received notice from the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) that it has deemed Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care systems prepared for this week’s transition of more than 500,000 Kentucky Medicaid recipients to managed care. View entire news release.

Medicaid Managed Care Implementation Extended until Nov. 1 in Response to Hospitals’ Request

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2011) — Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Janie Miller today announced that the implementation date for Medicaid Managed Care, targeted for Oct. 1, 2011, will be extended one month, an option provided in the contracts with managed care organizations. The Cabinet has granted the extension in response to a request from the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), which has assured the Cabinet that a one-month extension to Nov. 1, 2011, will allow hospitals adequate time to sign contracts and prepare for implementation. View entire news release.

Kentucky Receives Federal Approval to Implement Medicaid Managed Care

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2011)— The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has received approval from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to operate a Medicaid managed care organization waiver program. The waiver allows Kentucky to implement a mandatory managed care program for virtually all Medicaid recipients in the state outside of the Passport region, which operates under a separate CMS waiver. View entire news release.

Governor Beshear Announces Medicaid Plan to Save Taxpayers $1.3 Billion

(July 7, 2011) FRANKFORT, Ky.—Governor Steven Beshear announced today that the state’s expansion of managed care in the Medicaid program will save taxpayers $375 million in General Funds and $1.3 billion in all funds over the course of the new, three-year contracts. The managed care contracts and other efficiencies will also balance the Medicaid budget this fiscal year, and will result in the creation of 543 new jobs in the Commonwealth. The managed care plans are expected to improve coordination of care and reduce costs for the state’s Medicaid program. View entire news release.

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