3 states dropping payers from Medicaid contracts

Some states are opting for new providers to administer their Medicaid managed care programs. 

Here are three states dropping contracts Becker's has reported since July: 

  1. Indiana said it will no longer award Molina Healthcare a contract to manage a new Medicaid long-term services and supports program, according to regulatory filings from Molina. The company said it was unable to secure approval from CMS to have a dual eligible special needs program in place in Indiana by 2024. The state is proceeding with plans to award contracts to manage the program to Humana, UnitedHealthcare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  2. New Mexico will not renegotiate a Medicaid contract with Centene subsidiary Western Sky Community Care. In August, the state said it plans to award contracts to Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Presbyterian Health Plan, United Health Plan and Molina Health Plan.

  3. Idaho dropped Optum as the managed care contractor for its behavioral health plan, awarding a four-year, $1.2 billion contract to Centene's Magellan Healthcare subsidiary. Optum held the contract for a decade.

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