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Judge questions $1 billion contract awarded to Miami-based healthcare firm

In September, Prestige Health Choice won a $1 billion contract to provide Medicaid coverage in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties as part of a push to put Medicaid patients into managed care plans.

But four months later, an administrative law judge is urging the state to rescind the award.

In a non-binding recommendation, Judge John Van Laningham said Prestige should not have qualified for the contract because the Miami-based company is not technically a “provider service network.”

To be considered, Prestige would have to be controlled mostly by healthcare providers, Van Laningham said.

Read more here.