Aetna wins $200M contract to manage foster care in West Virginia

Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, a subsidiary of CVS Health-owned Aetna, is taking over management of West Virginia's foster care system, according to MetroNews.

On Nov. 5, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Aetna Better Health will manage the system through a contract worth approximately $200 million. Aetna Better Health will manage the system of more than 7,000 foster children. 

In a statement to MetroNews, Todd White, CEO of Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, said many parts of the contract include "activities we are well versed in; care coordination, case management, all those really vital aspects."

The contract comes as West Virginia faces a class-action lawsuit over alleged mismanagement of the state's foster care system, according to MetroNews.

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