Epstein Becker Green Successfully Negotiates Medicaid Managed Care Program Contract for Client Based in Puerto Rico
In October 2011, Epstein Becker Green represented Triple-S Management Corp. ("Triple-S") in the negotiation of a contract with the Puerto Rico Health Administration ("ASES") to administer the Medicaid managed care ("Mi Salud") program in five out of nine regions in Puerto Rico. Failure to reach an agreement on the terms of the contract would have left over 800,000 people without coverage, beginning November 1, 2011. Triple-S agreed to step in and assume these regions of the Mi Salud program after contractual issues between ASES and the current MCO contractor could not be resolved.
The Epstein Becker Green team representing Triple-S included Philip D. Mitchell of the Newark office and Jane L. Kuesel and Joseph J. Kempf, Jr., of the New York office.