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OLBH Continues Participation with all Three Kentucky Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
OLBH continues to accept patients whose medical expenses are covered by any of the three organizations authorized to operate as Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) in Kentucky.
Coventry Cares, Kentucky Spirit and Wellcare are under contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide managed Medicaid services for Kentucky Medicaid recipients. OLBH’s announcement that it continues to accept Medicaid patients covered by all three MCOs was made to clarify any confusion regarding the hospital’s status on the heels of Coventry Cares ending contracts with several Kentucky health providers after being unable to reach an agreement with those facilities.
“We remain committed to the people of eastern Kentucky and to all of our patients covered by Medicaid,” Jim Fuzy, OLBH vice president of Physician Services, said. “We participate with Coventry and all of the Medicaid managed care payers and would invite any Medicaid patients needing services to visit our hospital and physicians.”
Coventry Cares, Kentucky Spirit and Wellcare were hired last year by Kentucky to manage Medicaid in a move designed to produce cost savings for the state in an effort to relieve budget pressures.
For a free physician referral, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).