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Molina Healthcare Moves Into Texas to Provide Healthcare Services for Low Income Children and Pregnant Women in Rural Counties W

Posted Sep 10 2010 10:18am

Molina Healthcare has been expanding their services to rural areas and earlier this year launched their telemedicine program in California, with our Governor attending image the launch.  In there expansion there have been a few bumps in the road as you can see with a lot of activity here to include the acquisition of Unisys Health Information Management. 

In Idaho, getting the data systems set up to work timely and pay the providers has been an issue, again today with integrating massive data system to work together these things take more time than they did in the past as we are linking and querying more real time information.

I am guessing here in Texas just as it does in California, has the focus for getting pregnant women involved here is to ensure we have healthy babies, a good thing and in California with Medicaid, it’s the highest reimbursement item.  I had one provider client to where this was all he did, take care of pregnant women and then once they delivered, they go off to another physician as he covered his portion of the care.  He didn’t want to go into caring beyond this point as he told me he lost money. 

Molina offers their services in the state of California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Washington.   BD

SAN ANTONIO, Sep 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Molina Healthcare of Texas announced today that it has begun arranging healthcare services for approximately 63,700 low-income children and pregnant women in 174 predominantly rural counties through Texas' Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and CHIP Perinatal Program.

The contract is held by Molina Healthcare of Texas's newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Texas Insurance Company, which has been approved to operate as an exclusive provider organization in the service area. Molina Healthcare of Texas will administer the contract on behalf of its subsidiary.

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