LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky federal judge on July 16 held the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in contempt for failing to properly process requests by patients to transfer from one managed care organization (MCO) to another in light of the MCO's impending termination of its provider contract with a health care provider that operates eight hospitals in the eastern part of the state (Appalachian Regional Healthcare, et al. v. Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 12-114, E.D. Ky.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98168).