Uncategorized

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:
© Copyright 1970, Raven Radio Foundation Inc.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Mayor candidates share ideas, with few differences

Candidates Ben Miyasato (left), Matt Hunter (center), and Mary Magnuson (right) fielded questions from chamber members for 90 minutes. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
The three candidates for the mayor’s seat on the assembly met in a forum before the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (9-28-16). They all had much more in common, than differences. more

Marijuana fees could fund student travel

Sitka High freshman David Wilcox blazes across the finish line Saturday morning (9-28-13). Faced with its largest projected budget deficit in recent memory, the Sitka School Board may consider dramatic cuts to sports and activities programs in 2016. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
During their regular meeting last Tuesday night (09-27-16), the Assembly approved - on first reading - a dedicated fund for student activity travel using marijuana fees. They also set aside money for landslide mitigation and received a half a million dollar check from Sitka Community Hospital. more