Friday, August 14, 2015

4 Years of Managed Care in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Medicaid Managed Care system has experienced profound growing pains since its implementation four years ago, but Cabinet for Health and Family Services officials assured a legislative panel Thursday that the state is taking steps to resolve disputes between medical providers and managed care organizations.Providers like Sen. Danny Carroll, chief executive officer of Easter Seals West Kentucky, which provides care for disabled adults and youths, have complained of delayed or denied Medicaid payments and a morass of bureaucratic hurdles to clear for each MCO.

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