Aetna making progress after Kansas Medicaid contract debacle

Aetna's Medicaid contract in Kansas is still at risk, but state regulators said the insurer is turning around its operations for the better, NPR affiliate KCUR reports.

Aetna Better Health, which manages Medicaid benefits for about 100,000 low-income residents in Kansas, said it has improved payment processes to hospitals so they're faster and more accurate. Aetna also enrolled nearly 15,000 additional providers into its network to address the state's concerns.

The changes comes after state regulators notified Aetna in July that its Medicaid contract was in danger of being terminated for failing on the agreement. Aetna's proposal to correct the issues was initially rejected, but an updated plan was approved in September, according to KCUR.

Read the full KCUR article here.

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