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Governor Bevin outlines plans for Medicaid in Kentucky; names Mark Birdwhistell as Medicaid advisor

Governor Matt Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson announced plans to develop a transformative Medicaid program for Kentucky. Governor Bevin has requested Mark Birdwhistell, a former Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to assemble a team of experts to assist in the drafting of a Medicaid waiver solution

Centene subsidiary initiates termination of Medicaid contract with Kentucky

Centene Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan (Kentucky Spirit), has notified the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that it is exercising a contractual right that it believes allows Kentucky Spirit to terminate its Medicaid managed care contract with the Commonwealth of Kentucky effective July 5, 2013. In addition, Kentucky Spirit has filed a formal dispute with the Cabinet

Health insurance exchange on its way

Kentucky received $57.8 million grant for planning efforts. by Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman The Obama administration recently finalized a plan for new state-based markets that will offer consumers a one-stop shop for health insurance. Starting January 1, 2014 new health insurance exchanges must be up in running in every state. Is Kentucky ready? The Kentucky Cabinet