3-24-2016

Legislators suggest cutting reimbursement
Negotiations between the House of Delegates and Senate to balance the State’s
budget have included reducing reimbursement to Medicaid providers, according to
radio station 580 AM in Charleston today.  The legislators suggestion to cut
reimbursement was reported by a staff person in Governor Earl Ray Tomblin office
during the interview with the radio station earlier today.
As WVDA has reported earlier, WV Medicaid expenditures are expected to climb
to $3.7 billion this fiscal year ending June 2016, up from $3.1 billion last year.
Agency officials told the Senate and House of Delegates Finance Committees
during budget hearings held during the recent legislative session that expenses
are expected to climb to $4.1 billion next year.  The growth is primarily attributed
to an expansion of the program during 2014 and 2105 which added over 160,000
people to the program.  Medicaid now covers over 550,000 individuals.
Error in ad published yesterday
An ad sent dentists yesterday via email contained the wrong telephone number to
call about a position.  The corrected ad now reads:  Dental associate position
available in rapidly growing practice in the Wheeling-New Martinsville
area.  If interested please call 304-232-6856 and ask for Tammie or Janice,
or email a resume to: [email protected]