|[April 16, 2012]
Molina Healthcare of Ohio Files Protest of Medicaid Managed Care Contract Awards
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) today announced that its Ohio health
plan subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc., has filed a formal
protest of the recently announced Medicaid managed care contract awards
in the state of Ohio. The protest filed with the Ohio Department of Jobs
and Family Services (ODJFS) challenges the scoring of Molina's
submission pursuant to the Request for Applications (RFA) and identifies
scoring errors that, if corrected, would alter the previously announced
results of the RFA.
"We believe that fundamental flaws in the scoring of Molina's response
changed the outcome of the RFA and precluded consideration of the best
solutions for Ohio's most vulnerable citizens," said J. Mario Molina,
M.D., president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc.
"Patients benefit from health plans with the most experience, and Molina
Healthcare's history in Ohio and across the country makes us uniquely
qualified to serve this population effectively. While we appreciate all
of the hard work done by ODJFS in the RFA procurementprocess, we
believe a serious inadvertent error was made that must now be corrected.
We urge ODJFS to re-examine its scoring analysis, and we look forward to
continuing to work with them to provide high quality care to Ohio's
The RFA results were based on scoring in four categories: compliance,
clinical performance, care coordination, and provider network. Molina
Healthcare has identified errors in the scoring of its submission with
respect to care coordination, an area where Molina Healthcare has a
proven track record of success.
Molina Healthcare of Ohio has earned a "Commendable" rating and
accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance
(NCQA), and as of December 31, 2011, arranged for health care services
for nearly a quarter of a million Ohioans, inclusive of individuals with
complex medical conditions that fall under the aged, blind or disabled
Molina Healthcare of Ohio is based in Columbus, Ohio, and currently
employs 402 Ohioans.
About Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides quality and cost-effective
Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income
families and individuals and to assist state agencies in their
administration of the Medicaid program. Our licensed health plans in
California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah,
Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 1.7 million
members, and our subsidiary, Molina Medicaid Solutions, provides
business processing and information technology administrative services
to Medicaid agencies in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, and West
Virginia, and drug rebate administration services in Florida. More
information about Molina Healthcare is available at www.molinahealthcare.com.
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