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Health insurance providers act fast as part of the COVID-19 solution

Health insurance providers act fast as part of the COVID-19 solution

Health insurers have a vital role to play amid the COVID-19 crisis, as many Kentuckians are not only fearing the coronavirus, but the medical bills that may accompany it. To look at Kentucky’s response to the crisis, Medical News spoke with a few insurance providers across the commonwealth. Medical News: How is your organization adjusting

WellCare announces $180,000 in scholarships aimed at improving rural health

  WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., is funding two new scholarship programs aimed at increasing the number of doctors and nurses working in primary medicine and psychiatry in Eastern Kentucky. WellCare, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Medical School and College of Nursing, will fund up to 30 scholarships valued at $180,000 for medical and

Managed care in Kentucky: failure or success?

By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman State auditor releases review of private, manged care companies. It started with a seemingly, win-win situation: Kentucky chose to move to a managed care model statewide with the goal of improving the health of Medicaid members while reducing cost. Beginning in November 2011 Kentucky contracted with three new companies to manage

Medicaid managed care contracts awarded for Jefferson, surrounding counties

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has signed contracts with Coventry Cares, Humana, Passport and Wellcare of Kentucky to provide health care services to approximately 175,000 Medicaid recipients in Louisville and 15 surrounding counties. These managed care organizations (MCOs) will provide services in Region 3, which is comprised of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion,