Court Rules in Favor of Pennsylvania in Two Separate HealthChoices Award Protests

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld on November 17, 2021, the state’s decision to deny protests filed by Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania and Centene/Pennsylvania Health & Wellness after the two plans failed to win contracts in the state’s recent Medicaid managed care procurement. Rulings on protests from Gateway Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare have not been released publicly.

Implementation of the new contracts, originally slated for January 1, 2021, had been suspended until the protests are resolved.