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13 Awards, 10 Bidding Opportunities, 17 Winning Proposals

By Monica E. Oss

New contracts change the market landscape—whether we’re talking about new contracts with Medicaid or some other government agency, with health plans, or with health systems. And our team at OPEN MINDS spends a lot of time keeping track of exactly which organizations are “winners.” Most of the time, contract awards are the end of the story. But the big news this week is that a judge ordered Kentucky to rebid its Medicaid contracts—covering one million consumers. The incumbents—Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, Anthem Kentucky Managed Care Plan Inc., Humana Health Plan, Inc., Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kentucky, and WellCare Health Insurance of Kentucky—will retain their contracts for now (see Kentucky Must Rebid Medicaid Contracts Again, Judge Rules). And, also on the Medicaid front, over the past couple months, we covered a number of new contract awards: Ohio Medicaid Selects Aetna For The OhioRISE Children’s Contract Ohio Medicaid Announces Six...


Social services are governmental services that are provided to impoverished and underserved adults and children to receive public health services such as education, housing, and medical care. Since 2009, the total spending on social services had increased by 16.5%; however, after adjusting for inflation the total spending on social services had actually decreased. In fact, social service spending in...
The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) launched new family preservation services (FPS) at the start of fiscal year 2021. These services are provided to families who have had a substantiated incident of abuse and/or neglect, but, where DCS believes the child(ren) can remain in the home with the introduction of appropriate services to the entire family. The goal...

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