Passport’s Health and Well-Being Campus Project Featured on National Website

AHIPPassport’s announcement in 2017 that it would be moving its corporate headquarters to be the centerpiece of a new Health and Well-Being Campus in Downtown Louisville generated a lot of regional and national interest, and that interest is not waning.

A recent article  from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) highlights the work that Passport plans to do, both in the new building and with community partners around the new campus.

“We’ve always said that good health is about more than just going to the doctor,” Passport CEO Mark Carter says in the article. “Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of our members, and we really take that to heart. This campus and our new headquarters building will be our chance to show how a health plan can really transform health outcomes for an entire community.”

AHIP is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services that improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities and the nation. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. For details, go online to


Passport Health Plan named the Top Medicaid Plan in Kentucky by National Committee for Quality Assurance once more

Medicaid Rankings GraphicPassport Health Plan has once again been named the top Medicaid plan in Kentucky, rated a 4 out of 5 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the second straight year, according to “NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-2016.”

Each year, NCQA provides updated ratings of health plans across the U.S. These ratings provide consumers with a more accurate picture of how health insurance plans perform in key quality areas. The ratings align with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings of Medicare Advantage plans and give unprecedented importance to health outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

“By focusing on member satisfaction, preventive services, and how we treat chronic and acute conditions, NCQA has once again reinforced what we have known to be true for a long time – Passport Health Plan is a leading model of collaboration and innovation in health care,” said Passport Health Plan CEO Mark B. Carter. “This recognition validates the great results as our staff collaborates daily with our provider partners every day to help Kentuckians live healthier lives.”

A complete list of the ratings can be found at For more information, please click here.


Kentucky Seniors Rank Low on Annual Health Ranking Report

health rankingKentucky seniors (age 65 and older) rank in the bottom 10 states for 23 of 35 measures ranked by the 2015 America’s Health Ranking Seniors Report, placing Kentucky in 48th place for the second year in a row. The state ranked last in “total health outcomes” and “preventable hospitalizations”; next to last in “premature deaths” and “education”; and third-from-last for “smoking,” “seniors who are considered underweight,” and “poor mental health days.” But it wasn’t all bad news – the report said that Kentucky seniors’ strengths are in “low prevalence of chronic drinking,” “low percentage of low-care nursing home residents,” and “high flu vaccination coverage.” For more information, go online to


Oldham County Once Again Tops County Health Rankings for Kentucky

For the fourth year in a row, Oldham County ranked highest in Kentucky for health outcomes in the latest “County Health Rankings for Kentucky,” compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The rankings fall into two categories: factors (such as adult smoking, the ratio of population to primary-care physicians, the percentage of children under 18 in poverty, the percentage of workforce that drives alone to work, etc.) and outcomes (such as premature death, poor or fair health, poor physical health days, poor mental health days, and low birthweight). To see the full list of county rankings, go online to click here.


Passport Health Plan Names Don Kupper as New Vice President

Kupper3Passport Health Plan has officially named Don Kupper as its Vice President of Clinical Operations. Prior to joining Passport, Don was an executive with the Baptist Health System in Memphis and also previously served as Vice President of Pharmacy and Supply Chain for the University of Louisville Medical Center. Don is a pharmacist by training and has extensive background in business management and clinical operations. “Don will work closely with our Medical and Clinical Directors to bring increasing focus to quality and health outcomes efforts,” said Dr. Stephen Houghland, Passport’s Chief Medical Officer. “Passport expects Don to be a key contributor in the pursuit of our vision and the achievement of our mission to improve the health and quality of life of our members.” For more, please click here.