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Not all MCOs are hot on Medicaid

Smaller and nonprofit organizations exit, consolidating market

YARMOUTH, Maine – The upward trajectory of MCOs managing state Medicaid programs has hit a kink.

KMESA calls for support of MCO-related bill


FRANKFORT, Ky. – KMESA is asking HME providers in Kentucky to support HB 224. Introduced last week by State Rep. Kim Moser, the bill seeks to ensure that DME providers are paid at the rate set by Kentucky Medicaid.

Council creates two new work groups


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s HME/RT Council has created two new work groups related to vents and private payers.

State news: Oklahoma, North Carolina


Fifteen members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association (OMEPA), other providers from the state and VGM’s Jay Kopriva joined forces at the state capitol in Oklahoma City on Feb.

State news: Illinois targets MCOs, Minnesota gets approval from judge


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Proponents say a bill in the Illinois House of Representatives that would address reimbursement cuts for home medical equipment and supplies is critical as more and more payers offer below-Medicaid rates.

Bill targets MCO-related cuts to DME


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly that would help to address concerns surrounding 10% to 50% cuts to medical supply companies by certain managed care organizations, according to the Herald & Review.

MCO readies for drastic cuts in Illinois

‘They assume we’re just going to be silent and take it’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – IlliniCare Health Plan may be only one Medicaid managed care organization with plans to drastically cut payments for DME in only one state, but when its parent company is Centene Corp., which has MCOs in 28 states, HME providers everywhere take notice.