Humana's Inclusa acquisition passes state reviews

Humana's plan to purchase Wisconsin-based managed care company Inclusa has passed state reviews, the Wisconsin State Journal reported May 11. 

Humana announced in August it was purchasing Inclusa, which is contracted with the state of Wisconsin to provide long-term care services and support to more than 16,000 seniors and adults with disabilities in the majority of the state's counties. 

The proposed acquisition has been reviewed by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and Department of Health Services, according to the report. All certification criteria was met, and it is anticipated the contract reassignment will be moving forward soon, Alicia Boehme, director of the Bureau of Quality and Oversight at DHS, said.

The departments are also in the process of reviewing Molina Healthcare's acquisition of My Choice Wisconsin, a Medicaid managed care organization that serves 44,000 members across the state. 

State officials said they are not legally able to block mergers outright, according to the report. OCI is limited to ensuring financial solvency and DHS is limited to ensuring the companies can administer the Family Care program. DHS said it is strengthening its contracts with the companies, requiring the MCOs to maintain at least percent of their staff in Wisconsin and requiring six months notice — rather than 90 days — to terminate a contract. 

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