|By Winthrop Quigley, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
HSD announced Friday that it had selected
One familiar name, Lovelace Health Plan, was not on the list. Lovelace manages care for 91,000
Today, UnitedHealthcare is one of two companies that manage long-term care services for
Assuming the state secures federal approval, Centennial Care will replace Salud! and eight other major
Several Indian tribes continue to oppose Centennial Care's requirement that Native American Medicaid recipients receive care that is managed by one of the insurance companies. Legislation that would strike that requirement is expected to be introduced in the current legislative session.
Kennicott said HSD expects to spend
Officials from the selected companies said the Centennial Care contracts should mean a significant increase in revenue and will require them to hire more people to deliver services. They said they had not estimated what their share of the 700,000-person market would be.
In a statement, Lovelace said, "The notification from the
Lovelace added that its parent company,
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