Florida’s healthcare company has instantly suspended Medicaid and long-term care enrollment in a Centene subsidiary and fined the insurer almost $9.1 million, after a pc glitch led Sunshine State Well being Plan to mistakenly deny medical claims for greater than 121,100 decrease revenue adults and youngsters.

The $125.9 billion insurer should pay the positive inside 30 days, in accordance a state Company for Well being Care Administration letter despatched Sunshine State Well being Plan’s CEO on Wednesday. Centene’s Florida arm should additionally submit a plan for the way it goals to reprocess all supplier and affected person claims inside 21 days, show inside 30 days that future claims are paid promptly and take part in weekly cellphone calls with the company’s senior executives about how the method goes.

The state will start to re-enroll people in Centene’s Medicaid and long-term care plans after it has met all the necessities. The insurer has 21 days to attraction the positive and enrollment freeze.

Centene didn’t instantly reply to an interview request.

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