Blue Cross drops out of RIte Care program

BLUE CROSS was one of three insurers in the RIte Care program, the state Medicaid managed care program that covers low-income children and some parents. It had a relatively small share of enrollment, only 15,163 of a total of 110,713 members as of July 31, according to state figures. /
BLUE CROSS was one of three insurers in the RIte Care program, the state Medicaid managed care program that covers low-income children and some parents. It had a relatively small share of enrollment, only 15,163 of a total of 110,713 members as of July 31, according to state figures. /
PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will no longer cover RIte Care beneficiaries as of Jan. 1, ending a 17-year run in the program because of what a spokeswoman called a “bandwidth issue” – too many competing programs involving the underserved. Blue Cross was one of three insurers in the RIte…

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