Kentucky Spirit

Judge: Medicaid Deal Binding For Kentucky Spirit

Jun 1, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Spirit Health Plan doesn't have the right to withdraw early from a contract with the state as a Medicaid managed care organization.

That was the ruling by Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Friday.

The Courier-Journal reported Friday that Wingate found that Kentucky Spirit would be in breach of the contract if it pulls out of the state on July 5 as it intends. Wingate also said the state would be entitled to damages.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Struggling Medicaid operator Kentucky Spirit has followed through and is suing to end its contract with the state.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  A Medicaid managed care provider will terminate its contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services after only a year, a move that would cut some 200 jobs in Lexington.