Molina Healthcare Selected to Participate in the Illinois Integrated Care
Delivery System for Dual Eligibles
CHICAGO -- November 15, 2012
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) today announced that its Illinois health
plan, Molina Healthcare of Illinois, has been chosen to serve members in
Central Illinois under the state’s Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
(MMAI). This initiative is intended to improve care coordination for seniors
and adults with disabilities enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. The
selection of Molina Healthcare of Illinois was made by the Illinois Department
of Healthcare and Family Services pursuant to its request for proposals issued
in May 2012. The commencement of the initiative is subject to the readiness
review of the selected health plans and the execution of three-way provider
agreements between the health plans, the Department, and the federal Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The MMAI is subject to federal
approval. The operational start date for the program, which will serve
approximately 136,000 dual eligible members in the state, is currently
scheduled for Fall of 2013.
“We are excited to be selected as one of the plans to manage the health care
of this vulnerable population in Illinois,” said Terry Bayer, chief operating
officer of Molina Healthcare. “We have years of experience across the country
in coordinating care for at-risk individuals who are eligible for both
Medicare and Medicaid. Our prior experience with this population will help us
to improve health outcomes while we reduce costs for the state of Illinois.”
The Central Illinois area includes Knox, Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Logan,
DeWitt, Sangamon, Macon, Christian, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Ford, Menard,
and Stark counties. In addition to the MMAI, Molina will also serve other
seniors and persons with disabilities in the Medicaid Program as the state
expands the Integrated Care Program that was implemented in suburban Cook
County and the five collar counties in May of 2011.
Molina Healthcare has also been selected to participate in dual eligibles
demonstration projects in California and Ohio, which are scheduled to begin in
About Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. a FORTUNE 500 company, 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. Molina Healthcare’s licensed health
plans in California, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah,
Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve more than 1.8 million members, and
its 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.
Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Juan José Orellana, 562-435-3666, ext. 111143
Sunny Yu, 562-901-1039
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