Medicaid threatens to pull funding from Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix

Medicaid threatens to pull funding from Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix



just when you think states in here making sure everything's running smooth you keep hearing more and more horrible stories that continue to happen here Angela Gomez is exhausted we told her about this notice saying Medicaid will soon stop paying haciendas to care for Medicaid clients because the facility failed to meet basic health and safety requirements angela was visiting her son at Hacienda this morning when she says she confronted staffers after they told me that they had no knowledge of Medicaid pulling out any of their patients they told me that it wouldn't be affecting my son but I don't know the notice gives a July 3rd cutoff no payment for patients admitted after that date and for existing patients haciendas will receive funds for up to 30 days according to a hacienda spokesman this will affect about 35 patients in its intermediate care facility Angela's son is not a Medicaid client but she doesn't know how this decision will affect his care and the future of Hacienda it needs to remain open but something else needs to to happen haciendas issued a statement today saying leadership is considering the best path forward we've learned hacienda has 60 days to appeal the decision to terminate either way Angela says families deserve to know what's happening we have the right to be informed the haciendas might have 60 days to fight to keep those Medicaid payments coming in but it might be forced to close its doors well before that the State Health Department gave Hacienda 30 days to respond to a letter saying that they're about to strip their license and today a spokesman told me that Hacienda has not yet made a move to stop that from happening live in the newsroom Chris a plan help for Arizona's family

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