Datapoint: California Revisits Medicaid Contract Awards
California’s Department of Health Care Services has revised its recently awarded Medicaid contracts, adding two new payers to the program. Blue Shield of California and Community Health Group will join Elevance Health, Centene’s Health Net and Molina Healthcare in contracts beginning Jan. 1, 2024, with both new payers serving San Diego County. Elevance and Centene were also granted expanded service areas. Centene was previously pursuing legal action against the state but now says it will drop its suit. California’s Medi-Cal runs a variety of managed care initiatives throughout the state, and its programs currently serve 13,048,316 Medicaid lives.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans