LDH intends to issue new Request for Proposals for Managed Care Organizations
The Louisiana Department of Health has requested to withdraw its intent to award contracts to four managed care organizations (MCOs) and if the Commissioner of Administration approves this request, LDH will develop and issue a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of state contracts with MCOs to manage health care benefits for Louisiana Medicaid enrollees. The existing emergency contracts with Aetna Better Health; AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana; Healthy Blue; Louisiana Healthcare Connections; and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will be extended until new contracts are awarded and executed. Issuing a new RFP will not interrupt access to care for Medicaid enrollees. Additionally, this will not impact Open Enrollment later this year for current enrollees, which is scheduled for October 15, 2020 through November 30, 2020.
“Now that the current RFP is almost two years old, the Department has decided that it is in the best interest of the people we serve to issue a new and revised RFP,” said Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. “Much has changed in the healthcare industry since the original RFP was drafted, and we must look ahead to innovative solutions in health care delivery while increasing accountability and addressing health disparities.”Read more