Passport Health Plan not given new KY contract for Medicaid

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Passport Health Plan Medicaid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has dropped Louisville’s Passport Health Plan in awarding $8 billion annually in Medicaid contracts.

The state said Wednesday that five other companies have been notified they are getting the statewide contract awards for managed care organizations. The companies are Aetna, Humana, Wellcare and newcomers United Healthcare and Molina Health Care.

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Passport CEO Scott Bowers said in a statement the company plans to protest the decision. Passport will continue providing services to Medicaid members through the existing contract term, which expire June 30.

Anthem and Passport were both unsuccessful bidders. Both previously held state contracts for Medicaid managed care.