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Passport Health Plan announces contract with St. Elizabeth Healthcare

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2014) — Passport Health Plan announced today that they have contracted with St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky to provide healthcare services to members of Passport Health Plan. St. Elizabeth Healthcare, including more than 1,200 physicians with admitting privileges, provides care for approximately 300,000 residents in Northern Kentucky.

“We are impressed with Passport Health Plan’s willingness to work with its network providers and believe that, together, we can provide the best care possible for the residents of Northern Kentucky,” said William Banks, vice president of managed care for St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Passport Health Plan is a provider-sponsored, non-profit, community-based Medicaid health plan that has been contracted with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer Medicaid benefits for 128,500 people in 16 Kentucky counties since 1997. Beginning in 2014, the plan is expanding its operations to administer Medicaid benefits throughout the state. The plan is sponsored by the University of Louisville Medical School Practice Association, University of Louisville Medical Center, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Norton Healthcare and the Louisville Primary Care Association, which includes the Federally Qualified Health Centers (Family Health Centers and Park DuValle) and the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness.