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Medicaid waivers still on hold after PCA moratorium lifted

SITKA, ALASKA For Alaskan residents and service providers, the lifting of the federal moratorium on Personal Care Assistance applications this month comes as good news. But it is only partial relief for those who need any of the wide array of Medicaid services offered under the waivers program.
Although the state is required to submit a draft plan of corrective action by September 1st, it could be several months before the moratorium on waivers is lifted.
Sitka is home to one of the largest direct services providers in the state, the Center for Community. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with the center’s executive director, Connie Sipe, about how the ongoing moratorium on Medicaid waivers is affecting her program:
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