Medicaid providers raise concerns in LR about being paid by DHS


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Lawmakers heard from Medicaid providers about their problems getting paid by the Department of Human Services. 

The state’s new managed care system took effect last month. 

It provides services to 40,000 Arkansans with significant mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. 

DHS officials acknowledged the billing issues and explained how it was one shared how her company billed more than $2 million for March and has so far been paid about half.

“My understanding is the PASSEs have received this money. I think that’s where a lot of our questions come is where is that money if those PASSEs have received them,” says Katie Rains/Boast Executive Director.

One lawmaker suggested freezing DHS staff pay until the agency resolves the issue. 

The committee will pick up where it left off in two weeks. 

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