Idaho to delay Medicaid payments - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho to delay Medicaid payments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is notifying hospitals and nursing homes that it will be holding Medicaid payments until the start of the next fiscal year because of a projected $27 million deficit in the program.

The state shortage will also mean a loss of $108 million in matching federal funds. No date was given for when the delays will begin. Agency spokesman Tom Shanahan says the payments will be made in full, starting on July 1.

The holdbacks will also apply to clinics, dentists, pharmacies and case workers, but Shanahan says they have not been officially notified.

Medicaid pays medical bills for 213,000 Idahoans, mainly children, the disabled, pregnant women and low-income elderly. The federal government pays about 80 percent of Idaho's $1.55 billion Medicaid budget.

 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

AP-NY-03-26-10 1145EDT

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane veteran and transgender woman responds to President Trump’s Tweets

    Spokane veteran and transgender woman responds to President Trump’s Tweets

    Friday, July 28 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-29 02:08:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Maeve Griffith knew something didn’t feel right at an early age. “When I was very small, probably four or five I knew something was up,” said Griffith. “I come from a religious background as a child and there was a lot of feelings of shame and guilt, and every year thinking that as I got older these feelings would go away.” But that never happened. Griffith, who used to be named John and was legally a male, identifies as a 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Maeve Griffith knew something didn’t feel right at an early age. “When I was very small, probably four or five I knew something was up,” said Griffith. “I come from a religious background as a child and there was a lot of feelings of shame and guilt, and every year thinking that as I got older these feelings would go away.” But that never happened. Griffith, who used to be named John and was legally a male, identifies as a 

    >>
  • Hateful message found on local business

    Hateful message found on local business

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:27:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hateful words were scrawled outside a self-defense training school in North Spokane and the culprit was caught on camera.     It was written on a piece of paper and stuck outside behind Krav Maga's pamphlets. The owner says he's never seen anything like this is his seven years there. "We've got every different walk of life, mothers and fathers, doctors and lawyers and construction workers that train with us. We're for everybody.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hateful words were scrawled outside a self-defense training school in North Spokane and the culprit was caught on camera.     It was written on a piece of paper and stuck outside behind Krav Maga's pamphlets. The owner says he's never seen anything like this is his seven years there. "We've got every different walk of life, mothers and fathers, doctors and lawyers and construction workers that train with us. We're for everybody.

    >>
  • Utah man killed his wife on cruise because she wouldn't stop laughing at him

    Utah man killed his wife on cruise because she wouldn't stop laughing at him

    Thursday, July 27 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-07-27 23:44:32 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a Utah man killed his wife aboard a cruise ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she wouldn't stop laughing at him. A criminal complaint by an FBI special agent says Kenneth Manzanares was found in the couple's room on the Emerald Princess on Tuesday night with blood on his hands and clothes and blood spread throughout the cabin.

    >>

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a Utah man killed his wife aboard a cruise ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she wouldn't stop laughing at him. A criminal complaint by an FBI special agent says Kenneth Manzanares was found in the couple's room on the Emerald Princess on Tuesday night with blood on his hands and clothes and blood spread throughout the cabin.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/