Plan in works to help hospitals bridge Medicaid shortages
Written by Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow on July 13, 2021
The County Attorney, the office of Commissioner Rene Garcia and local hospitals are crafting an ordinance related to a Direct Payment Program to help medical institutions cover fund shortages created by Medicaid. The title of the ordinance was presented last week; details will be known once it’s set for a first reading.
Rene Garcia, the prime sponsor of the discussion item, said in an interview that the County Attorney’s office is working on language of the ordinance and by Friday (7/16) should have a proposal to present to commissioners.
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