Messenger: Missouri COO’s former company wins Medicaid bid despite being 3 times higher than others
In December, the state of Missouri sought a cure for its Medicaid problem.
The Department of Social Services believes there is too much waste, fraud and abuse in the program that serves mostly as a pass-through for federal money to provide health care to the state’s poorest residents, to children and seniors, and people with disabilities.
A $2.7 million contract has been awarded to McKinsey&Co., allowing them to conduct an overhaul of Missouri’s Medicaid operations. Some claim the bidding and contracting processes were done in too much secrecy. Time will tell how this contract may affect Missouri citizens who rely on Medicaid.