Complaints challenge Mississippi Medicaid decision – Miami Herald

A nonprofit organization supported by hospitals and another health care provider have filed complaints over Mississippi Medicaid’s decision to award a major managed care contract to other companies.

Mississippi True, a newly formed nonprofit backed by 65 hospitals, and Amerigroup have gone to court asking for damages and seeking a court order to bar the state from finalizing the Medicaid contract, which they contend was awarded improperly.

The agency made the decision to award the work to Magnolia Health, Molina Healthcare of Mississippi and UnitedHealthcare after the three scored the best in an assessment. UnitedHealthcare and Magnolia Health have managed the MississippiCAN program since it began in 2011.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the managed care companies will oversee the reimbursement of roughly $2 billion in public funds annually, according to Medicaid.

Each of three companies filed motions asking to intervene on the current lawsuit over the decision.

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