Daily Update March 4, 2016 - State agency upholds big Medicaid contract

From Georgia Health News

State agency upholds big Medicaid contract

A state agency has rejected the protests of three losing bidders over the state’s selection of vendors for a multibillion-dollar Medicaid and PeachCare contract.

Unsuccessful bidders AmeriChoice (a unit of UnitedHealthcare), Humana and AmeriHealth Caritas had appealed a September decision by the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) to award the contract to four other bidders.

The losing bidders raised questions about the contract evaluation process, the scoring of proposals, and the evaluation team, among other issues.

The DOAS decision rejecting the protests, announcedTuesday, ends a five-month waiting period for the contract appeals to be resolved. But the battle may not be over. Read more

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