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Medicaid News: Florida Prepares For Shift To Managed Care

News about Medicaid developments in Florida and Minnesota.

News Service of Florida: Heath Plans Lining Up For State's New Medicaid System
Preparing for Florida's shift to a statewide Medicaid managed-care system, 20 health companies and organizations are interested in competing for contracts to serve seniors who need long-term care. ... The list of potential bidders only reflects health plans interested in the long-term care portion of a statewide managed-care system. AHCA has not sought similar letters of intent for plans hoping to serve the broader Medicaid population, such as children and women (Saunders, 4/24). 

Minnesota Public Radio: Congressional Hearing Today On Minn. Medicaid
Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate called the joint hearing saying that recent actions by the state of Minnesota suggested possible fraud and abuse of the Medicaid program (which) ... covers more than 600,000 Minnesotans (Neely, 4/25). 

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