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Passport to Halt Construction on West LouisvilleKY HQ

Nonprofit health plan seeking critical rate relief from Commonwealth of Kentucky Franklin County Circuit Court hearing scheduled for Feb. 26 Louisville, Ky. – Passport Health Plan is delaying construction on its new headquarters building at 18th and Broadway while the organization attempts to resolve a dispute with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services. Passport is seeking immediate relief from a reduction in reimbursement rates that disproportionately impacts Medicaid beneficiaries in the Louisville area – where the majority of Passport’s members reside. Passport broke ground on the four-story, 337,000-square foot building in March 2018 and had planned to occupy the building by early 2020….


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LouisvilleKY-based WellCare reports Pilot Program Reduces Opioid Dispensing by 50 Percent Among At-Risk Populations

Company to implement program solutions across Medicaid markets in 2018 to help prevent opioid misuse, abuse and addiction LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation faces a growing opioid crisis, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, saw a 50 percent reduction in opioid dispensing among members participating in a pharmacy management program in the company’s Kentucky market. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of prescription opioids sold in the United States has quadrupled since 1999, and 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. These numbers…