August 22, 2014

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Stumbo files bill to improve Medicaid managed care disputes

In an effort to improve Kentucky’s ongoing transition to Medicaid managed care, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is filed House Bill 5 to streamline disputes between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the managed care companies and medical providers.

“Now that we are more than a year into Medicaid managed care, we’re seeing where things are going well and where improvement is needed, and one major roadblock is the backlog of complaints we’re hearing about payment,” said Speaker Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. “My bill will give the Department of Insurance, which has an extensive history of resolving disputes in the private insurance market, the ability to do the same thing when it comes to Medicaid.  It’s a clean resolution, and one already well understood by the managed care companies and medical providers alike.”