Beshear Says Medicaid Complaints Are Down

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Updated: 10/25/2013 5:55 pm
Gov. Steve Beshear says complaints about Kentucky's Medicaid managed-care system have dropped and claims are being processed more quickly.

The Courier-Journal reports that Beshear on Thursday attributed the improvements to a plan he announced six months ago. The plan came amid complaints that managed-care companies were delaying payments and denying drug coverage to boost their bottom line.

Some advocates say the system remains plagued with problems. Sheila Schuster, executive director of the Kentucky Mental Health Coalition, says there's still a disconnect.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Beshear vetoed a bill in April designed to help hospitals and doctors receive prompt payment from three Medicaid managed-care companies. Instead, Beshear implemented his own plan to deal with complaints by health providers.

Kentucky now has about 700,000 people in Medicaid managed care.


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