Judge Refuses to Block SHBP Contract Stating that UHC Has Not Exhausted Appeals Process Through DCH

Yesterday, UHC appeared in court in an attempt to block DCH from awarding the SHBP contract to BCBSGA.  However, the judge in the case refused to block the contract; indicating that UHC still has appeals processes to pursue through the Department of Community Health (DCH).  The article below details the arguments made by the parties in the case (including BCBSGA, UHC and Kaiser) and also noted that DCH has significant latitude in how they select and award the vendor contract for the SHBP:

http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2013/08/judge-refuses-block-state-health-contract/

SHP will continue to monitor the developments as it is anticipated that UHC will continue its appeals processes through the Department of Community Health (DCH).