Louisiana Attorney General Challenges $200 Million Medicaid Contract

In other Medicaid news, the Alabama Legislature takes up a proposal for Medicaid managed care.

The Associated Press: Attorney General Investigating Medicaid Contract
The Louisiana attorney general's office advised Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to cancel a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with a Maryland company that has ties to the governor's health secretary. David Caldwell, head of the attorney general's public corruption unit, said Friday that the office has an ongoing investigation into the awarding of the contract to CNSI, which was supposed to take over Medicaid claims processing next year (3/23).

The Associated Press: Ala. Legislature To Take On Revamp Of Medicaid
The Alabama State Legislature is set to begin work on an overhaul bill that will change Medicaid to a managed care plan by 2017. The plan that will be introduced to House and Senate committees is the result of a 14-month effort by the 33-member Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission formed by Gov. Robert Bentley in late 2012. The effort represents a major restructuring of how Medicaid works (Wingard, 3/24).

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