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Managed care mess: Providers struggle with new reality of serving Medicaid recipients


YARMOUTH, Maine – The increasing number of states turning to managed care to run their Medicaid programs is creating a logistical nightmare for providers.

Providers feel shut out from managed care


YARMOUTH, Maine – Record numbers of beneficiaries are enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, but with many of those plans locking down their markets to a handful of providers, that doesn’t always translate to an increase in business for HME providers.

Managed Care: Locate the haystack

Q. How do I know whether my HME company is built for a managed care world?

A. Shifts in the market point to continued growth in managed Medicaid. This is the place where most HME providers will need to be prepared to play.

Who’s to blame for Univita's collapse?

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bob Lichtenstein
Hollywood Medical Supply

I am reading the Univita story in the latest edition and something is missing or was lost in translation (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses biz,” p. 1, September 2015).

Laid off employees sue Univita for lack of notice


MIRAMAR, Fla. ­– Omar Olivier and about 1,000 other employees who have lost their jobs at Univita Health filed a class action complaint against the company on Aug. 2.

GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid


WASHINGTON – CMS needs to do a better job overseeing Medicaid managed care, the Government Accountability Office says in a report public released June 18.

Managed care monopoly?

Stakeholders in Florida fight to make program more equitable

ORLANDO, Fla. – Industry stakeholders are taking issue with Univita Health’s role as both a third-party administrator (TPA) and HME provider in Florida’s transition to managed care for Medicaid.

New Hampshire: Providers size up new MCOs


CONCORD, N.H. – HME providers here learned just before Labor Day that CMS had approved the state’s plan to move Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care organizations on Jan. 1.

Think managed care is the solution?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Industry consultant Alison Cherney says “everyone wants to get into managed care” these days.



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The state has proposed transitioning most Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care plans, but such a move could shut HME providers out of the program, stakeholders say.