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Will Medicaid Cuts Force Some Agencies to Cuts Services?

Last session, state lawmakers cut millions in Medicaid funding to home health agencies and outpatient clinics providing what are known as acute care therapy programs, like physical and speech therapy. The reason? To match payments in other states and through private insurers. Therapy providers, however, believe the cuts (reports estimate anywhere from $200-350 million, perhaps […]

Last session, state lawmakers cut millions in Medicaid funding to home health agencies and outpatient clinics providing what are known as acute care therapy programs, like physical and speech therapy. The reason? To match payments in other states and through private insurers.

Therapy providers, however, believe the cuts (reports estimate anywhere from $200-350 million, perhaps more) may force some outpatient rehabilitation clinics and home health care agencies to withdraw some of their services to Medicaid patients.

We learn more from Ken Janda, President and CEO of Community Health Choice.

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