As the largest division in the Georgia Department of Community Health, the Medical Assistance Plans Division administers the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® programs which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and/or disabled.
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DCH to extend existing Medicaid CMO services through June 30, 2017
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) will exercise the second of two six-month contract extensions for Medicaid Care Management Organization (CMO) services with Wellcare of Georgia, Amerigroup Community Care and Peach State Health Plan for the period January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. The first contract extensions with the CMOs cover the period July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. DCH chose this course of action in an effort to ensure a seamless transition and implementation of new CMO contracts with no disruption of services to current members.
In 2015, the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) posted a request for proposals (RFP) for new contracts with CMOs for the Georgia Families and Georgia Families 360° programs. DOAS issued a notice of intent to award new contracts to incumbents Wellcare of Georgia, Amerigroup Community Care and Peach State Health Plan, as well as one new vendor CareSource. The DOAS decision on the winning bidders for the new CMO contracts was appealed.
For further information on the Georgia Families and Georgia Families 360 programs, please visit https://dch.georgia.gov/georgia-families or https://dch.georgia.gov/foster-care-adoption-assistance-juvenile-justice-%E2%80%93-georgia-families-360.
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