✦ Both Centene Corp. and CVS Health Corp.-owned Aetna filed protests after losing their Medicaid plan contracts in Louisiana (HPW 8/19/19, p. 3). Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a subsidiary of Centene, said in an Aug. 19 press release that its protest is based on “multiple conflicts of interest within the evaluation committee, targeted inconsistencies in the scoring of proposals, and the possibility that evaluators may have destroyed public records related to the Medicaid RFP process, among other issues.” Aetna Better Health of Louisiana’s parent company said in a statement that “after careful evaluation of competitor applications and scoring results, we filed a protest letter with LDH [Louisiana Dept. of Health] to appeal the decision.”
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