PEER: Medicaid should focus more on cost with bidding

The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, or PEER, examined Medicaid bidding process for the contract, and the way the current company handles complaints about service from the drivers it uses.

PEER recommends the state in its bidding process for the services “assign more weight” to cost and utilize better technology. PEER said Medicaid’s current contract weighted a bidder’s technical capabilities at 70 percent and cost at 30 percent.

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