Kentucky Medicaid Health Care Partnership Program
Kentucky Health Care Partnership Program means the Kentucky Medicaid Health Care Partnership Program prepaid capitation managed care system created and implemented in accordance with the term and conditions of Section 1115 Waiver Demonstration Project granted by CMS.
Since July 2000, the Commonwealth has been operating its partnership plan, known as Passport Health Plan (PHP) in the managed care region (Louisville and sixteen surrounding counties) including Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington counties.
The managed care region has established a provider network in geographically accessible locations composed of hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, emergency transportation, etc. in sufficient numbers to make covered services available. The health care partnership serves as the sole source provider and has developed a strong partnership between safety net providers that includes Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), local health departments, teaching hospitals and clinics. A health care partnership is a coalition of medical providers in both the public and private sector that provides a comprehensive medical service package through an integrated service delivery network to Medicaid members residing in a state managed care region.