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State Medicaid Got Approval for Fresh Admissions

State Medicaid Got Approval for Fresh Admissions

Individuals, who are aged, disabled or unwell and require support for doing their daily common tasks like cleaning, eating, bathing, and other household jobs, will now be allowed to register for service once more.

On August 7, 2009, the officials declared that federal government has ultimately withdrawn the ban that was put on the state-sponsored Medicaid program. The applications of around 220 individuals for this program are still on the waiting list. The program offers personalized care support to all those disabled and aged people and allows them to perform their daily tasks.

However, the temporary cessation caused by the ban still impinges on the other Medicaid program that offers a large variety of services to the people with extra requirements.

Worries regarding the members' health caused the federal-based Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to put a ban on Medicaid from June 26, thus prohibiting it from inviting further applications for both the programs.

Amongst the other existing predicaments, there developed a build up of around 2,000 individuals that waited for review of the type of services required by them. The state even lacked the procedure to trace deaths or enquire that whether or not the individuals were dying due to the shortage of required care services.

The officials also remarked that they will be able to reinforce the applications made by the people for availing personalized care services. This can be done by offering extra materials to federal government.

All the applications for state-aided Medicaid that were in queue since months will be processed at the beginning. In the mean time new applications will be invited and attempts will be made to process them quickly.

Apart from all this, the federal officials also informed that the additional number of 119 individuals attempting to enroll for second group of services will be allowed to receive the assistance, on condition that they continue to remain financially entitled and had made up their mind to avail such care services. All of these applications made by them got jammed in an indeterminate state at the time of the ban.

However, those people who are in the requirement of extra all-inclusive care services will need to wait until and unless the cessation is lifted completely. No such fixed date for the complete lifting of the cessation has been announced so far.

The care services of the state-funded Medicaid programs are tailored to enable the seniors and disabled to stay in their own residences, rather than visiting any particular organization. Arrangements will be made for procuring wheel chairs, offering at-home care services and home-based jobs and many others so that the ill and the disabled do not face any troubles.

Since the closing of June, the state officials evaluated over 400 cases to deal with the backlog. Around 8 additional evaluators were appointed for these tasks and efforts are being done to appoint another 4 assessors, so that the evaluation can be done more effectively and speedily. Even many nurses were even paid to do overtime and work in other sections.

Rules are being amended by the state in order to hire other health care personnel for conducting the assessments. It has been found out that even with the existing predicaments; above 7,000 residents of the state of Alaska are still availing benefits from the Medicaid.


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