State Auditor Jim Zeigler has asked the Legislature’s contract review committee to delay renewal of an Alabama Medicaid Agency contract with a firm to help¬† Medicaid transition to managed care.
Under the contract renewal, Medicaid would pay Navigant Consulting Inc., of Chicago $8.3 million through November 2017.
The company will provide “technical assistance and resource support” to help implement a plan to treat Medicaid patients through regional care organizations, RCOs.
The contract review committee cannot block contracts but can delay them up to 45 days. Zeigler asked the committee to do so. The committee meets Thursday.
“This huge consulting cost needs substantial review by all in authority,” Zeigler wrote.
Zeigler cited some of the uncertainty involved in the transition to RCOs.
Two of the 11 RCOs have backed out of the process, which was reported by Alabama Political Reporter.
The RCOs were initially supposed to begin operating Oct. 1, but that was delayed because of …
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State Auditor Jim Zeigler asks panel to delay $8.3 million Medicaid contract – AL.com