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Representatives of the state's health department and various hospital executives say almost two years later they are still having payment issues with Medicaid managed care organizations.

KentuckyOne Severs Ties To CoventryCares

Aug 16, 2012

KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the state, has announced it's severing all ties to CoventryCares, a Medicaid managed care organization. The move comes after Coventry dropped two KentuckyOne-affiliated hospitals from its system, one of which is Our Lady of Peace.

"This is a psychiatric hospital. 75% of which are children; and these are very vulnerable children."

morning cram [mango pickle down river edition]

Jun 21, 2012

Today on NPR: Vannak Prum was forced to work on a Thai fishing boat for three years before he escaped by jumping overboard. With little oversight, rogue captains buy men like Prum from traffickers and use them to plunder the fishing grounds of surrounding nations.

The CEO of Kentucky’s largest private Medicaid operator says mistakes in state government caused his company to push for changes in its contracts with healthcare providers.  

Kentucky lawmakers will get their first chance tomorrow to ask a private Medicaid operator why it’s having so much trouble negotiating contracts with healthcare providers.