Kentucky

Judge over Medicaid dispute: Years-long litigation not in the public interest

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in Louisville. The judge presiding over the Kentucky Medicaid contracts controversy gave the eight parties involved a clear directive to resolve the matter promptly for the sake of the public interest in his latest order. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd also approved the mediator that was proposed by the two state agencies and three ...

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Humana takes Kentucky Medicaid contract fight to the appeals court

Humana Inc. asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to reconsider a lower court’s order adding the sixth company to the slate of companies that contract with the state to provide Medicaid in the state. A Humana Inc. subsidiary appealed a circuit judge’s order in a lawsuit that challenges whether the state inappropriately awarded its five big-dollar Medicaid contracts. On Tuesday, ...

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Louisville Zoo to consider requests for independent management

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Zoo is searching for a new operator. Louisville Metro Government on Wednesday issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for zoo management. According to a news release from the zoo, the RFP says interest could come from for-profit or not-for-profit groups. To submit a proposal, click here.  Metro Louisville currently owns the facility but, with the current strains on the ...

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City officials seek new management for Louisville Zoo due to ‘budgetary challenges’

The Louisville Zoo may not be run by the city for much longer. Louisville officials have put out a request for proposals seeking new management for the zoo, citing “budgetary challenges” that city government faces in continuing its operation.  Zoo Director John Walczak said in a press release that the RFP process is an “opportunity to explore options” given Metro ...

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RiverLink board seeks new contract for toll collection services

A RiverLink toll gantry LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Kentucky and Indiana officials will seek a new contract for RiverLink’s toll collection work and customer service centers, a move that targets the tolling system’s areas of longstanding concern. At a virtual meeting Tuesday, the Kentucky-Indiana Joint Board authorized the Indiana Finance Authority to create a request for proposals for services that are ...

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Document Details What LMPD Audit Will, And Will Not, Cover

The forthcoming, top-to-bottom audit of Louisville’s police department will look at everything from training to racial bias to community policing and police interactions with the public “in all scenarios,” according to the document provided to firms interested in performing the audit. The city has issued a request for proposals, called an RFP, for companies that want to submit a bid to ...

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Kentucky begins hiring hundreds to trace contacts of coronavirus patients

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday the state has awarded multiple contracts to hire about 600 people in coming weeks who will work to trace the contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19 as the economy eases back open. The state has hired a point person to oversee the effort, but Beshear offered few concrete details about the state’s ...

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