medicaid managed care http://wkms.org en Former KHA Chair: Edelen's Assessment of Rural Hospital 'Crisis' Will Point to Medicaid Managed Care http://wkms.org/post/former-kha-chair-edelens-assessment-rural-hospital-crisis-will-point-medicaid-managed-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former chair of the Kentucky Hospital Association says state Auditor Adam </span>Edelen’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> efforts to compile data related to what he calls a financial “crisis” for rural hospitals will point toward <a href="http://wkms.org/post/kha-says-overwhelming-majority-hospitals-still-report-unpaid-mco-claims">the impact of Medicaid managed care</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:33:45 +0000 John Null 41953 at http://wkms.org Former KHA Chair: Edelen's Assessment of Rural Hospital 'Crisis' Will Point to Medicaid Managed Care KHA Says Overwhelming Majority of Hospitals Still Report Unpaid MCO Claims http://wkms.org/post/kha-says-overwhelming-majority-hospitals-still-report-unpaid-mco-claims <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Hospital Association director Michael Rust says the </span>KHA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> appreciates </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> efforts to resolve issues related to the Medicaid managed care system, but the overwhelming majority of hospitals are still reporting significant dollar amounts owed to them by Kentucky’s </span>MCOs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in unpaid claims.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:18:17 +0000 John Null 36044 at http://wkms.org KHA Says Overwhelming Majority of Hospitals Still Report Unpaid MCO Claims Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly http://wkms.org/post/beshear-managed-care-initiative-running-smoothly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the Medicaid managed care system is running smoothly, with payments being processed quickly and fewer complaints.</span></p><p>Beshear said Thursday that managed care, now in its second year statewide, is saving tax dollars while also helping to improve the health of Medicaid recipients by emphasizing prevention and wellness.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:48:47 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 36018 at http://wkms.org Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill Approved in Kentucky General Assembly, Could Be Vetoed http://wkms.org/post/medicaid-prompt-pay-bill-approved-kentucky-general-assembly-could-be-vetoed <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A bill requiring prompt pay for health care providers participating in Kentucky's Medicaid managed-care system is heading to the governor's desk — but it isn't veto-proof.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The bill is&nbsp; sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo and would move disputes between providers and managed care organizations to the Department of Insurance to be settled. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:49:30 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 29772 at http://wkms.org Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill Approved in Kentucky General Assembly, Could Be Vetoed Kentucky Spirit Sues to Officially Break Its Medicaid Contract http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-spirit-sues-officially-break-its-medicaid-contract <p><font size="2">Struggling Medicaid operator Kentucky Spirit has followed through and is suing to end its contract with the state.<br><br>Kentucky Spirit announced last week it was leaving the commonwealth, because it could not operate without massive losses.&nbsp; Now, it is suing in Frankfort courts to make it official.</font> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:32:52 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 23594 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Spirit Sues to Officially Break Its Medicaid Contract Statewide Medicaid Operator Kentucky Spirit Plans to End Contract Early http://wkms.org/post/statewide-medicaid-operator-kentucky-spirit-plans-end-contract-early-0 <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear says he’s disappointed that one statewide Medicaid operator has announced it is leaving the state.<br><br>Kentucky Spirit, part of Centene Corporation from Missouri, announced today that they would terminate their operations next July, before their contract is up.</font> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:05:26 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 23349 at http://wkms.org Statewide Medicaid Operator Kentucky Spirit Plans to End Contract Early Managed Care Official Criticizes Kentucky's Approach to the Medicaid System http://wkms.org/post/managed-care-official-criticizes-kentuckys-approach-medicaid-system <p><font size="2">The CEO of a major Medicaid managed care company (MCO) is criticizing Kentucky for the way the state deals with businesses like his.<br><br> Michael Neidorff is the CEO of Centene, which operates Kentucky Spirit, one of three statewide MCO's that has managed Medicaid patients for the state since last year.</font> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:16:32 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22448 at http://wkms.org Managed Care Official Criticizes Kentucky's Approach to the Medicaid System 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 Denton Has Concerns About Medicaid Operators http://wkms.org/post/denton-has-concerns-about-medicaid-operators <p>This week Kentucky Senator Julie Denton accused Medicaid managed care organization Coventry Cares of underpaying hospitals and that if the organization didn&rsquo;t straighten up that she&rsquo;d have the state end its contract with the company. Fri, 11 May 2012 20:40:14 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17947 at http://wkms.org