Coventry Cares http://wkms.org en Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-spirit-exits-ky-medicaid-managed-care-program <p>Medicaid managed care organization Kentucky Spirit has officially exited the commonwealth, leaving health officials with approximately 125,000 members to transfer to other MCOs.</p><p>The move occurred in the early morning hours Saturday after the Kentucky Court of Appeals had previously denied the state’s emergency motion for a mandatory injunction to keep Kentucky Spirit from leaving.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:19:44 +0000 John Null 32938 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program Medicaid Issues Leave Heavy Burden on WellCare http://wkms.org/post/medicaid-issues-leave-heavy-burden-wellcare <p><font size="2">The departure of one of three statewide Medicaid operators next year is once again raising concerns about adequate medical coverage in parts of the state. Earlier this year, coverage was one of the issues brought up between Coventry Cares, another operator, and hospital chain Appalachian Regional Healthcare in a lawsuit over contract issues. At the time, state officials pointed to the other two operators as proof of coverage. But now one of those operators, Kentucky Spirit, is leaving next July. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:00:08 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 23558 at http://wkms.org Medicaid Issues Leave Heavy Burden on WellCare Medicaid Open Enrollment Starts Today http://wkms.org/post/medicaid-open-enrollment-starts-today <p><font size="2">Kentuckians on Medicaid now have the opportunity to change healthcare providers for the first time in months.</font></p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:11:06 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21020 at http://wkms.org Medicaid Open Enrollment Starts Today KentuckyOne Health Terminating Contracts with Coventry Cares http://wkms.org/post/kentuckyone-health-terminating-contracts-coventry-cares <p>KentuckyOne Health says it is terminating contracts at all its facilities with Medicaid provider Coventry Cares. KentuckyOne Health says the terminations will be effective November 1st at former Jewish Hospital &amp; St. Mary's Healthcare facilities and on December 1st at former Saint Joseph Health System facilities. Today’s announcement comes after Coventry gave notice that it would not participate at two hospitals owned by the health system — Our Lady of Peace in Louisville and Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:59:09 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 20875 at http://wkms.org KentuckyOne Health Terminating Contracts with Coventry Cares Senator Denton Says Lawmakers May Kick CoventryCares out of State Medicaid http://wkms.org/post/senator-denton-says-lawmakers-may-kick-coventrycares-out-state-medicaid <p>Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state&#39;s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.<br /> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:19:23 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17928 at http://wkms.org Senator Denton Says Lawmakers May Kick CoventryCares out of State Medicaid Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues http://wkms.org/post/denton-says-lawmakers-will-remove-coventrycares-medicaid-system-if-tough-bargaining-continues <p><font size="2">Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state&#39;s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.</font><br /> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:41:54 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17913 at http://wkms.org Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues Review Committee Hears Managed Care Testimony http://wkms.org/post/review-committee-hears-managed-care-testimony <p><font size="2">Kentucky lawmakers continue to chastise three of the state&#39;s Medicaid Managed Care organizations for mismanagement.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> The MCOs all said the problems were mostly solved and that operations were improving every day. But independent pharmacists and mental health care providers disagreed.<br /> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:23:38 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17295 at http://wkms.org MCO's Address Billing Issues http://wkms.org/post/mcos-address-billing-issues <p><font>Officials with Kentucky&#39;s Medicaid managed care organizations say they&#39;re on track to resolve any problems with reimbursements to doctors and pharmacists.<br /> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:00:03 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16940 at http://wkms.org Managed Care Organizations Face Committee http://wkms.org/post/managed-care-organizations-face-committee <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">Kentucky&#39;s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations say they have fixed a number of issues with reimbursements to pharmacists.</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; " /><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; " /><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">CoventryCares, WellCare and Kentucky Spirit took over management of the state&#39;s Medicaid system last year. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:01:08 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16916 at http://wkms.org