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Home care providers decry Medicaid cuts

Home care providers decry Medicaid cuts   (Kristi Allen photo)
Home care providers decry Medicaid cuts (Kristi Allen photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Members of the Connecticut Association of Healthcare at Home told state officials Thursday that they’re concerned what will happen if their Medicaid reimbursements are cut 15 percent.

Agencies who provide the behavioral health services to patients in their home are concerned the scheduled July 1 cuts will mean they will have to layoff employees and patients won’t get the medication and care they need.

“Access to mental health care will become a critical issue facing this segment of the population, which has a very real likelihood of increasing hospital visits and increasing the crime rate and homelessness,”  Indy Edwards, vice president of operations at Kindred at Home, said.”Many communities in Connecticut will not be served and employees will lose their jobs…It’s simply the wrong thing to do.”

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

 

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