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SCP overhaul may require changes to use of county taxes

October 24, 2013 • Local News

Este articulo explica como cambiará el programa Sole Community Provider en el 2014. El programa incluye fondos para los Servicios de Salud para los Indigentes. Este domingo, el periódico tendrá una versión en español del articulo.

This article explains how the Sole Community Provider Program is going to change in 2014. The program includes funds for Indigent Health Care Services. There will be a Spanish version of the article in the Sunday paper.

A follow-up piece on the possible impact of the changes on health care in Chaves County will run Saturday.

An overhaul to New Mexico’s Sole Community Provider Program, which falls under the umbrella of Medicaid, will require a new funding scheme for some programs at hospitals enrolled in the program across the state.

SCP’s new incarnation, the Safety Net Care Pool, is slated to begin in 2014.

Medicaid also is changing its name and will be remodeled next year. It will become known as Centennial Care in January.

Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and Lovelace Health System are among the state-designated community hospitals that will see an increase in compensation rates for Medicaid claims and a possible dip in coverage of claims that go unpaid by low-income, uninsured patients.

The state remodeled SCP in order to qualify for a special waiver from federal deLogin to read more

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