COLUMBUS: One of two managed care organizations that were tentatively awarded new Medicaid contracts is suing because Ohio officials revoked that decision.
A review of applications changed how points were awarded and meant the contracts wouldn’t go to Aetna Better Health of Ohio and Meridian Health Plan of Ohio. At stake is billions of dollars in work with the tax-funded health care program.
Aetna wants its contract reinstated. The lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services also asks the court to stop the contract process while the matter is resolved.
Five of six companies that lost bids for contracts had filed formal protests with the state, claiming flawed and inaccurate scoring in the application process.
A message was left Friday with Job and Family Services.