Coventry proposes staying with ARH as 'non-contracted' provider, paying less for service


Negotiations between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and managed care company Coventry Cares resumed late Thursday after grinding to a halt earlier in the day.

Coventry filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Lexington that said when its contract with ARH expires June 30, Coventry would pay ARH for treatments as a "non-contracted provider" and that coverage to its 25,000 Medicaid patient members in Eastern Kentucky would not be interrupted.

However, Steve Price, an attorney for ARH, said the motion means ARH would be paid far less than it is now.


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