CNSI official defends Medicaid contract award
BATON ROUGE - A top official with a Maryland company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state has been cancelled says the company has never been contacted as part of the ongoing federal probe into the contract award.
Larry Iversen, the CNSI executive who oversaw the company's Louisiana contract, defended the way in which CNSI was chosen for the lucrative deal.
He says the company received the contract after a fair review, not because Gov. Bobby Jindal's health secretary, Bruce Greenstein, once worked for CNSI.
Iversen says he has no idea why the contract award is under investigation.
The Jindal administration terminated the state's agreement with CNSI after details leaked about the federal grand jury inquiry.
Greenstein resigned amid the ongoing investigation, though he's denied any involvement in the contract award.