Remember when Passport Health Plan made sensational headlines in 2010?
State auditors found its top execs were living like they were running their own billion-dollar corporation instead of a non-profit Medicaid managed care organization.
Under adult supervision now, Passport makes news for, well, boringly staying the course and getting its 170,000 members health care without drama.
Which is the exception now, not the rule.
Kentucky switched last November to a managed care system statewide from fees for services, and the transition has been less than seamless.
However, Passport has avoided the headlines generated by Coventry Healthcare and other Kentucky MCOs, the subject of legal disputes and headline tussles with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services and health care providers in Eastern Kentucky.
Humana was the first company to respond to state request for proposal to increase competition in Region 3, which is Passport’s turf.
We’ll know by early fall, maybe September, if Passport keeps Jefferson County and surrounding counties.
Before we forget, here’s the news:
Mark B. Carter, Passport CEO, announced the following appointments to Passport Health Plan’s Partnership Council. The Partnership Council is a broad coalition of local consumers and providers, including consumer representatives, physicians, nurses, hospitals, health departments and ancillary providers. The Partnership Council oversees many aspects of Passport’s operations including quality, member and patient satisfaction, and the primary care incentive program.
- Ramona Johnson, APRN, CS. Johnson is the President and CEO of Bridgehaven, a nonprofit organization that provides the highest quality community based psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery services, education, and support to those touched by mental illness.
- Harriette Friedlander. Friedlander has 40 years of experience in meeting the needs of the Elderly. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Elderserve, Inc., a nonprofit champion for improving the lives of aging adults. ElderServe believes that every older adult should live a safe, healthy and meaningful life and they provide a wide range of services to support the individuals they serve.
- David Allgood. Allgood is the Director of Advocacy at the Center for Accessible Living, a non-profit resource center for people with disabilities, governed by people with disabilities. It operates on a cross disability basis, which means that individuals will be served regardless of type of disability. He has extensive local and national experience working on behalf of disabled citizens
Other members of the Partnership Council are: