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Beshear Opposes Gov. Bevin’s Medicaid Changes

Democrat Andy Beshear embraced the Affordable Care Act and vowed to undo Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s efforts to revamp Kentucky’s Medicaid program as key parts of a health care agenda he would pursue if elected governor this year.

Calling health …

State Defends Passport Reimbursement Rates Amid Calls For Fix

State officials say Passport Health Plan’s calls for a change to its Medicaid reimbursement rates are futile.

During a news conference Monday, Democratic federal, state and city leaders said Louisville-based Passport is being treated unfairly by the state and suggested

Passport Announces Cuts In Effort To Stay Afloat

Passport Health Plan will cut pay rates for health providers and business partners to avoid a state takeover, company officials announced Friday. The Medicaid insurance company is currently suing the state over lowered Medicaid reimbursement rates set last year.


Pharmacy Middlemen Overcharged Medicaid $123.5 Million, State Says

A new report from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says there needs to be more oversight of companies that administer Medicaid prescriptions.

There are two companies in Kentucky that manage prescriptions for Medicaid enrollees, known as pharmacy

Passport, State Officials Continue Talks Over Reimbursement Rates

The new head of Passport Health Plan, which insures medicaid patients, said the process for determining state cuts to the company’s pay rates are “logical” but that the cuts will cause a $65.5 million shortfall.

Carl Felix, president and chief

Passport looking to end dispute with state over Medicaid rates

Passport Health Plan is building a new headquarters at 18th Street and Broadway in west Louisville. | Photo by Boris Ladwig

An impasse between Passport Health Plan and the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services could be resolved soon.…

State Officials Delay Start Of Some New Medicaid Rules

Kentucky officials are delaying the start of some new Medicaid rules, including a requirement that some enrollees work or volunteer in order to maintain coverage.

In a news release Thursday, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said Kentuckians with

Kentucky Lawmakers Question Practices Of Medicaid Insurers

State lawmakers this week grilled representatives of Kentucky’s five Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) over profits the companies make from Medicaid. And one lawmaker said she plans to introduce legislation to better protect providers. 

Wednesday’s committee hearing followed a scathing

Passport Health CEO: Reimbursement Rates Could Bankrupt Company

The CEO of Passport Health Plan said the company could be facing bankruptcy by the middle of the year if Kentucky does not reverse cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates in the Louisville region. The threat of bankruptcy raises questions about

Judge Gives Feds More Time To Respond To Kentucky Medicaid Lawsuit

A federal judge is delaying a lawsuit seeking to overturn Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s Medicaid changes. Judge James Boasberg granted the Department of Justice one additional week to respond to the suit because of the government shutdown.

Lawyers for the

Lawsuit once again challenges Kentucky Medicaid overhaul

A federal lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s plan to overhaul Medicaid has been re-filed against the Trump administration, according to an announcement Tuesday.

The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. by more than a dozen Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries and takes issue with …

Poll: Majority of Kentuckians oppose scaling back Medicaid program

Results of polling from Mason-Dixon on changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program | Via Kentucky Voices for Health

Two-thirds of Kentuckians oppose changes to the state’s Medicaid program that would reduce the individuals covered and benefits offered, according to a survey …