State Medicaid Officials Evaluating Adult Day Health Care, Dental Services
In California and South Carolina, Medicaid issues are being considered.
California Healthline: 778 Assessments a Day To Meet Deadline
The clock is ticking, and it's a big clock. When the state eliminated adult day health care as a Medi-Cal benefit, the state Department of Health Care Services announced it would do a complete health risk assessment of all ADHC patients to better determine what their health needs are. ... Assessments started on Oct. 1, and there is a 45-day deadline in place. That means all 35,000 assessments need to be completed by Nov. 15 (Gorn, 10/25).
The Associated Press/MSNBC: SC Medicaid Agency May Reinstate Dental Coverage
The state Department of Health and Human Services cut emergency dental service for adults last spring as it sought to close a $228 million deficit. ... However, the cut may actually be costing the state, if people with severe toothaches end up instead in hospital emergency rooms (10/25).