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Parents still battling Medicaid over in-home nursing care for kids

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Parents of children with disabilities so severe they say they need round-the-clock care to live at home are growing increasingly frustrated with the state Medicaid division as confusion over policy changes has dragged on for months. 

Families of children who need breathing and feeding tubes to survive say they’re again receiving denials for in-home nursing services after the latest freeze on the prior-authorization process was lifted. 

“The law hasn’t changed. The criteria hasn’t changed,” said Jack Robinson, an attorney representing 20-25 families who have appealed the denials they received from the Medicaid division. “The only basis to reduce a child’s hours is if they got better. In none of the situations that I’m dealing with have they gotten…

Jennifer Brown

2023-05-10 04:00:00

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