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State short takes: Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Washington

June 4, 2020HME News Staff

AAHomecare and the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services have met with the Agency for Health Care Administration to discuss concerns with a recent request for proposal issued by Centene to manage the HME and home health network for all Centene and Wellcare plans in the state. Concerns with the RFP, which is estimated to impact 43% of patients, include a lack of oversight of third-party administrators and subcontractorsÖAAHomecare seeks a delay in Medicaid rate reductions in Arkansas until the public...

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Payers tighten their control

February 14, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ST. LOUIS - As big payers get ever bigger, HME providers and stakeholders fear the impact these monopolies could have on the market.Centene Corp. in January finalized its acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, creating what it calls the leading healthcare enterprise focused on government-sponsored health care programs. It now provides health care to more than 24 million members across 50 states.“The bigger the payers get, the more control of the market they have,” said Craig Douglas, vice...

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Centene, WellCare merger finalized

January 24, 2020HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS - Centene Corp. has completed its acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, creating what it calls the leading healthcare enterprise focused on government-sponsored healthcare programs.Centene now provides health care to more than 24 million members across 50 states, or one in 15 people across the nation."We are pleased to have completed this transformational acquisition to create a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives through access to high-quality...

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MS Supply takes on WellCare

May 3, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - MS Supply and Home Health Company, a mom-and-pop provider, has filed a lawsuit against WellCare, claiming the managed care organization owes it more than $1 million.MS Supply contracted with WellCare to provide DME, complex rehab and home health services to Medicare Advantage patients throughout the state of Florida in 2015, and has received approximately 15 home health referrals and 25 to 30 DME referrals from them a day. Problems didn't start until 2016, says Farie Sanchez, COO.“We...

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