Amid Centene acquisition, WellCare withdraws protest against Texas STAR+PLUS Awards
WellCare of Texas formally withdrew its protest against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care contract awards.
The withdrawal comes after Centene announced this week that it had received the regulatory go ahead for a $17.3 billion acquisition of WellCare.
The deal has significant implications for the Medicaid managed care landscape in several states.
The STAR+PLUS contracts were awarded to Aetna, Anthem/Amerigroup, Centene/Superior, El Paso Health, Molina, andUnitedHealthcare.
Implementation is scheduled to begin September 1, 2020.
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