Wildcat Clinic could see budget, staff cuts
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jan 16, 2013 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Because one of the three MCOs (managed care organizations) that administer Kentucky Medicaid have not been reliably reimbursing the Pennyrile District Health Department, the Wildcat Clinic at the Trigg County Primary and Intermediate School building could see some cutbacks.

A letter from Monday, Dec. 17, to Trigg County Board of Education Chair Mike Davis from PDHD Director Allison Beshear says they will be ending their contract for school health services effective Wednesday, Jan. 16.

“Due to a lack of reimbursement from Managed Care Organizations, we are not able to operate under the current financial agreement,” Beshear wrote. “Upon a decision from the (Trigg County) Board of Education, Pennyrile District Health Department can enter into a new contract to provide school health services.”

When the Trigg County Board of Education last met on Thursday, Jan. 3, Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said he met with Beshear and said that they may have to keep the clinic going by keeping the nurse and letting the clerk go. Both work for the PDHD.

Hamby, who recommended that the board table this issue, said that when he talked to Beshear later, she “verbally withdrew” the Dec. 17 letter, that they will be able to wait until the board’s next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, and that maybe the numbers will look better by then. “Hopefully we’ll have better news to share.”

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