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Senate OKs bill to limit companies running Medicaid program

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill to limit to three the number of managed care organizations hired by the state to run its massive Medicaid program.

Kentucky lawmakers advance Medicaid-related bills

A Kentucky Senate committee has two bills aimed at shaking up the inner workings of the state's Medicaid program.
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Beshear backs spending increases for education, health care

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed spending increases for public education from kindergarten through college and for health care in his first budget plan.

Governor Beshear rebidding medicaid managed care contracts

Governor Andy Beshear announced on Monday that he is cancelling and rebidding the state's Medicaid managed care contracts.
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Passport Health Plan not given new KY contract for Medicaid

The Bevin administration has dropped Louisville’s Passport Health Plan in awarding $8 billion annually in Medicaid contracts.

Medicaid eligibility expands with K-HIPP

K-HIPP helps Kentuckians pay the cost of an employer-sponsored health insurance plan.

Beshear defends Medicaid expansion

Democrat Andy Beshear has offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky's Medicaid expansion.

New GOP ad takes on Beshear on health care issue

A new Republican attack ad is slamming Democrat Andy Beshear for backing the Affordable Care Act and opposing Gov. Matt Bevin's efforts to impose work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.

Employees protest outside Pineville Community Hospital

Employees at Pineville Community Hospital protested outside the facility Wednesday as they and the hospital face an uncertain future.
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Passport Health Plan purchase moving forward

The Attorney General's office has approved the sale of Passport Health Plan in Louisville. 

Expanded access to telehealth begins July 1

Telehealth allows a patient to remain home, or be at a health facility, and consult with a provider via video conference.
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Kentuckians with Substance Use Disorder to have greater access to treatment

A Medicaid waiver will expand coverage and increase access to care for Kentuckians with Substance Use Disorder, according to the state.
Federal agency terminates agreement with Kentucky hospital

Federal agency terminates agreement with Kentucky hospital

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated its agreement last week with the Southeast Kentucky Medical Center in Pineville.

Former KY doctor pleads guilty to illegally prescribing Suboxone

According to the Office of the Attorney General, 57-year-old Curtis Edens improperly prescribed the drug Suboxone.
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Kentucky county to pay $253K over claims of false billing

he Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday that the federal government sued Lee County and related agencies last year.

Scams targeting Medicaid and Medicare patients

The Attorney General is warning Kentuckians about medical billing scams. 

Medicaid expansion boosted cancer screenings, study says

A new study says colon cancer screenings for Medicaid patients in Kentucky have increased 230% since the state expanded its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
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Federal judge blocks Medicaid work rules in blow to Trump

A federal judge is blocking Medicaid work requirements in two states, dealing a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency.
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Beshear opposes Bevin’s Medicaid changes

Beshear says protecting Medicaid is part of his health care plan.

Kentucky medicaid releases report on pharmacy benefit program

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services and Office of Health Data and Analytics released a new report today on the state’s pharmacy benefit program.

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