A panel of Kentucky appellate judges upheld the state’s challenged managed Medicaid contract awards, according to a Sept. 15 report in the Louisville Courier Journal. A lower court previously ordered the 2020 awards rebid, following a suit from Elevance Health, which was not initially selected to keep its contract. Parties have until Oct. 9 to further appeal the decision. Kentucky’s managed Medicaid population is currently served by six MCOs, led by Centene Corp., with 484,498 members. Elevance, meanwhile, serves 171,734 Kentucky Medicaid lives.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans