Aetna loses out on KanCare contract after deadlock in scoring


Aetna lost out in the bidding for the state's new Medicaid contract after it deadlocked in scoring with a coalition that included Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, new documents show.

Aetna and the Blue Cross team - known as Healthy Blue - were tied in the scoring after a group of 20 evaluators rated the proposals made by seven bidders.

Healthy Blue made the final cut along with two incumbent managed care companies, Sunflower Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare. The contracts run from this Jan. 1 to the end of 2027 . . .


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