Molina Healthcare to enter Mississippi medicaid managed care market


Molina Healthcare to enter Mississippi medicaid managed care market

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Molina Healthcare of Mississippi, a subsidiary of California-based Molina Healthcare, has been selected by the Mississippi division of medicaid pursuant to its request for proposals issued in February 2017.

Molina gets the Medicaid Coordinated Care Contract for the statewide administration of the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN).

The contract begins July 1, 2017, for three years with options to renew annually for up to two additional years. The operational start date for the program is currently scheduled for July 1, 2018, pending the completion of a readiness review with the division.

According to the company, the objectives of the MississippiCAN program are to improve access to needed medical services, improve quality of care and population health, and improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the medicaid program.

"We are pleased to have been selected to participate in the MississippiCAN program," said Joseph White, interim president and CEO and CFO of Molina Healthcare.

"This award adds to our existing Medicaid footprint of 12 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Over the next several months, we will work closely with the Division, local providers and community leaders to provide quality, cost effective health care to Mississippi’s Medicaid members."

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