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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota takes back control of rural Medicaid rides

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ST. PAUL – Complaints have piled up since Jan. 1 that rural Minnesota’s poor, disabled and elderly struggled to arrange rides to their medical appointments, but Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota decided to fix that on Thursday by reverting to a system that worked in 2013.


Blue Cross announced it will again coordinate Medicaid transportation needs throughout much of rural Minnesota, like it did before it hired MTM, Inc. to handle ride scheduling.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.