Idaho Medicaid payments deferred for home meals
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Senior centers across Idaho are being notified that their Medicaid payments for home meal delivery will be suspended for the last three weeks in June, and resume again when the new fiscal year begins in July.
The Department of Health and Welfare has also notified physicians, hospitals and nursing homes that their Medicaid payments will be delayed because of a $20 million shortfall in state funding this fiscal year.
The Twin Falls Senior Center delivers seven meals each week to 22 homebound people with the help of $5.23 per meal in Medicaid funding, The Times-News reported.
Phillip Kottraba is director of the Twin Falls Senior Center. He says Medicaid's payments amount to $115 each day. He says the center will continue with meal deliveries and will just have to find another way to pay.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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