NU Online News Service, Feb. 6, 2004, 12:51 p.m. EST – Tennessee will let Magellan Health Services Inc. continue to manage mental health benefits for the state’s poor and uninsured residents.[@@]
Magellan is a Columbia, Md., company that administers mental health benefits for about one-quarter of all U.S. residents, including all Tennessee Medicaid recipients and many uninsured Tennessee residents.
Magellan’s contract to administer mental health benefits throughout Tennessee for TennCare, the state agency that manages health benefits for the poor and uninsured, was set to expire March 31. TennCare was trying to award mental health administration contracts on a regional basis and buy services from other vendors.
Magellan now says TennCare has agreed to let Magellan continue to run the state’s entire mental health benefits program until June 30.