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DHW hits billing goal for co-pays on Medicaid plan for children

It looks like lawmakers and department officials have met a goal set for achieving a cost-savings within a children’s Medicaid program, but federal intervention might spell trouble for plans to keep up collections of payments. In early 2010, the Idaho … Continue reading

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DHW slightly ahead of fiscal projections on Medicaid cost-sharing program

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) cost-sharing plan for a Medicaid program is slightly ahead of projections and is bringing in more dollars than expected. During the 2010 legislative session, DHW staffers told state lawmakers that the agency … Continue reading

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Health and Welfare sees more dollars coming in from children’s Medicaid program

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW), which administers the Medicaid program in the state, is seeing additional dollars coming into its office from billing of parents for in-home services provided to children who, without the extra care, would … Continue reading

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Change to children’s Medicaid program brings in fewer dollars than expected in first month

When officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) testified before state lawmakers in early 2010 pitching changes to a children’s Medicaid program, they told legislators that they believed their proposed changes could bring in as much $200,000 … Continue reading

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Cost sharing for parents of disabled children to begin May 1

Idaho lawmakers last year directed the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to find ways to save money in the state’s Medicaid program.  The department developed a policy that includes cost-sharing for the parents of special needs children on Medicaid, which lawmakers approved earlier … Continue reading

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House Health and Welfare gives OK to fee increase for parents of disabled children

A controversial plan to raise fees on parents of disabled children finally received committee approval Wednesday after a month-long wait for a decision on the issue.  Members of the House Health and Welfare Committee voted to approve the measure because … Continue reading

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House Health and Welfare panel delays vote on fee increase for Medicaid program

Fee increases for parents of severely disabled children who receive help from Medicaid will have to wait to find out if they will be asked to pay more for the medical services their child receives.  House Health and Welfare Committee … Continue reading

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Plan to raise fees for parents of disabled children to get another look

A plan proposed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to raise fees on some parents of disabled children will get another look by the House Health and Welfare Committee Tuesday morning in what will most surely be a … Continue reading

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Wood, McGeachin storm out of committee over asset test debate

Members of the House Health and Welfare Committee put on a fiery display for the public Friday when the panel held votes on acceptance of subcommittee votes.  The process, which is typically a mundane procedure, ignited emotional reactions from several … Continue reading

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