The goal is to improve health care outcomes, particularly in the areas of diabetes, coronary artery disease, colon cancer, cervical cancer, behavioral health, prenatal care and oral hygiene. The effort also also aims to lower costs, improve coordination of care and reduce overuse of services such as unnecessary visits to emergency rooms. Responses to the request for proposals are due May 25, and the cabinet says contracts should be in place by July 1. (Read more)
Acting on Gov. Steve Beshear’s promise to moved to managed care for Medicaid recipients in order to lower costs, implemented by the recent special session of the General Assembly, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is asking organizations to submit proposals to provide physical, mental and dental health care services for Kentuckians on Medicaid.