$12B Medicaid Procurement Flawed, Pa. Appeals Court Hears

Law360, Philadelphia (October 18, 2017, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Lawyers for a set of health insurance providers on Wednesday challenged Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services’ handling of a $12 billion procurement process to administer the state’s Medicaid program before the state’s Commonwealth Court, focusing on an allegedly improper meeting that bid winner Centene Corp. held with department executives.

In three connected appeals with arguments that sprawled over two hours, Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Vista Health Plan Inc. told an en banc panel of the court that the circumstances of...
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