PHP appeals committee recommendation on Medicaid Health Plan

Published: Oct. 19, 2015

Physicians Health Plan (PHP) has announced it is appealing the recommendation of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Joint Evaluation Committee to discontinue the PHP Medicaid Health Plan in Region 7 (Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties). If the appeal is successful, the Lansing-based health insurer, which has offered Medicaid Managed Care coverage to the mid-Michigan region since 1998, will continue to be an option for Medicaid-eligible individuals and families.

On Aug. 3, 2015, PHP submitted a comprehensive and competitive Medicaid Health Plan proposal to the MDHHS Joint Evaluation Committee in response to a Request for Proposals, with the goal of continuing to serve Medicaid-eligible individuals throughout Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

The MDHHS Joint Evaluation Committee recommendations were announced Tuesday, Oct. 13 and the deadline for the appeal is Tuesday, Oct. 20. Results of the appeal process are scheduled to be announced by Nov. 15, 2015.

As one of Michigan’s highest quality health plans, Physicians Health Plan (PHP) is proud to have cared for Medicaid Managed Care individuals and families since 1998 and will make every effort to continue that commitment to the region. PHP will continue to offer the highest quality service to all of its members and seeks a positive outcome as a result of the MDHHS appeal process.