Who We Are
It takes a special person to serve; to be a courageous voice for others.
Since 1997, Passport Health Plan (Passport) has been honored to work side-by-side with community advocates like you who believe in the importance of helping Kentuckians live healthier lives. You put in long hours and make courageous decisions because you care about your community, and we appreciate that.
Passport Health Plan is a community-based health plan administering Medicaid benefits to more than 300,000 Kentuckians. Named the top Medicaid plan in Kentucky by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2016-17, Passport has been contracted with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to administer Medicaid benefits since 1997. We are a provider-driven plan, with co-ownership by the University of Louisville, Norton Healthcare and other Kentucky-based provider groups in addition to its majority ownership by national population health and value-based care company, Evolent Health.
We pride ourselves on being innovators in the field of clinical excellence, and for working with community partners like you to help improve the overall health of every town and neighborhood in the Commonwealth.
Our high-performing, dedicated staff and supporting infrastructure are all focused on collaborating with providers and community advocates in our pursuit to help Kentuckians live healthier lives.
Our unique community-based structure continues to deliver proven results and set new standards for the Commonwealth. Decisions are guided through the advice and input of our Board of Directors and Partnership Council, which consists of community representatives at all levels. We engage members, providers, and community advocates in the improvement of healthcare delivery systems for both urban and rural areas Kentucky. This type of engagement has helped us better understand the social, economic, and environmental dynamics that affect the members we serve.
We were established by several private provider sponsors to help the Commonwealth control the rising costs of the Medicaid program and to improve health outcomes for Medicaid members. Since inception, Passport has been increasingly successful, in large part because of the support of our engaged providers who give us direct feedback and are involved in decisions that affect Passport. This cooperative relationship allows providers to focus on what’s most important – caring for Kentucky’s Medicaid members.
Passport is located in southern Jefferson county and is a proud member of American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), ACAP (Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans), and the Better Business Bureau (A+ rankings).