Friday, July 8, 2011

Medicaid Rate Cuts Hampering Services

The latest round of Medicaid cuts has Idaho agencies providing assistance for people with developmental disabilities struggling to maintain an adequate level of client service.
Brandon Beier, administrator for Alternative Nursing Services in Moscow and Lewiston, said the 34.5-percent cut in the Medicaid reimbursement rate received for providing developmental therapies to clients has forced his agency to reduce its staffing and services.
Developmental therapy is used to acclimate clients with developmental disabilities to socializing and living with more independence in their communities.

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