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Government
3:24 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Gov. Steve Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill, Promises Changes to System

Credit governor.ky.gov

Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo that would require prompt payment in the Medicaid managed care system. 

The governor was expected to veto the bill, claiming it would cost the state too much money.

But in turn, Beshear says he will implement the spirit of the bill, including allowing the Department of Insurance to investigate late payment claims. Beshear also promised the administrative side of the managed care system would work better.

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2013 KY General Assembly
4:30 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Greg Stumbo Files Bill Aimed at Speeding Up Medicaid's Late Payment Process

Credit LRC Public Information

House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed a bill to move complaints about late payments in Kentucky's Medicaid system from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to the Department of Insurance.

Health care providers—such as hospitals and doctor's offices— have complained about severely late payments since the managed care system started. Currently, the cabinet deals those issues that arise when one of the state's Medicaid operating companies delays payment to a health provider.

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