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Florida's Decision on Medicaid Dental Contracts Challenged

Two Companies Challenge Florida’s Decision On Medicaid Dental Contracts.

WLRN-FM Miami (7/17) reports that Florida’s “decision to award Medicaid managed-care contracts to three prepaid dental plans is being challenged by” Argus Dental and Vision and UnitedHealthcare of Florida, which “submitted unsuccessful bids.” The two companies “filed complaints with the state Agency for Health Care Administration last week, giving notice of their intent to challenge the decisions to award contracts to MCNA Dental, DentaQuest of Florida and Liberty Dental Plan of Florida.” The article says that Tampa-based Argus Dental and Vision “wants the state to either award it a contract or to reissue the invitation to negotiate [ITN],” and “UnitedHealthcare of Florida also is challenging a state decision that its response to the ITN didn’t pass muster.”