CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), an insurer in Maryland, is planning to enter the regional Medicaid market by acquiring two Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) plans, one in Maryland and one in the District of Columbia. On December 20, 2019, CareFirst announced agreements to acquire University of Maryland Health Partners (Health Partners) in Baltimore, which serves Medicaid beneficiaries in 20 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, and Trusted Health Plan (Trusted), which operates in Washington, D.C. Financial terms of the agreements have not been disclosed. The acquisitions have passed regulatory review and approval: the acquisition of . . .
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