The Louisiana Department of Health this week awarded new managed care contracts to serve its Medicaid program, slated to begin in 2020. The state awarded four contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, Inc., UnitedHealthcare and new entrant Humana Inc., compared to its previous five. Centene Corp., which currently enrolls 475,914 managed Medicaid members in Louisiana, and Aetna, which serves 122,518, were not selected to renew. Louisiana currently serves 1,682,121 Medicaid eligibles, with 91.1% enrolled in managed care plans.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans