LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 5, 2012--
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) today announced that its wholly
owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of California (MHC), has been
selected by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to
participate as an integrated health plan in California’s proposed
demonstration project to provide healthcare services for beneficiaries
who are eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare (dual-eligible
beneficiaries) in San Diego County. In addition to San Diego County, Los
Angeles County was also selected by DHCS for a dual-eligible
demonstration project. MHC will participate in the Los Angeles County
dual-eligible pilot program as a subcontracted health plan.
“Molina Healthcare of California is very pleased to have been selected
by DHCS,” said Lisa Rubino, president of Molina Healthcare of
California. “We believe that the dual eligible population will benefit
from coordinated care, making their lives simpler and improving their
health outcomes. In the coming months, Molina Healthcare will continue
to work with the State of California as it has for over 30 years to
ensure this vulnerable population has access to quality health care.”
In a letter to Molina Healthcare, DHCS wrote, “Over the past seven
years, Molina has operated a Medicare Advantage D-SNP, providing strong
experience coordinating both Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits for dual
eligibles. The department believe this background will provide a strong
foundation for the proposed demonstration in San Diego County.”
In addition to San Diego and Los Angeles counties, Molina Healthcare
also operates health plans in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Sacramento,
with membership as of December 31, 2011 of approximately 346,000.
The demonstration start date is expected to be January 1, 2013.
About Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) 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. Our licensed health plans in
California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah,
Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 1.7 million
members, and our 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.
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Molina Healthcare, Inc.
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