TITLE

SC finds rate cuts necessary to protect Medicaid's optional services

PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Jul2011, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that South Carolina Medicaid has reduced its optional services for financial reasons in 2001. Although services like adult vision and podiatry have been removed, long-term care services such as hospice care for adults have been restored. According to state Medicaid director Tony Keck, the initiative will lead to increased savings of up to an estimated 10 million U.S. dollars in a full year. Keck stresses that the state agency continued to work with Medicaid providers even after announcing provider rate cuts.
ACCESSION #
62006330

 

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