California’s Department of Health Care Services last week announced the state’s intention to award Medicaid contracts to three MCOs; Molina Healthcare, Elevance Health’s Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan and Centene Corp.’s Health Net. All three are incumbents to the Medi-Cal program, and currently serve a combined 2.96 million lives. This is California’s first statewide managed Medicaid procurement, and the new contracts, which will require the MCOs to follow new quality and transparency requirements, will run for five years. California runs a variety of managed care initiatives throughout the state, and its programs currently serve 12,328,266 Medicaid lives.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans