Alaska to delay some Medicaid payments as funding runs out
May 24, 2018
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Alaska’s funding for Medicaid is set to run out before the end of June, causing several hospitals and health care providers to go unpaid until July.
The state Department of Health and Social Services will begin delaying some payments this week to large providers that don’t solely rely on Medicaid funding to stay in operation, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported Wednesday.
The department has typically paid Medicaid bills within a week.
“We’re trying to do the least amount of harm possible to the smaller providers who are reliant on Medicaid funding,” said Sh...