Trigg County could receive $25,000 after Medicaid ruling
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
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Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled last Tuesday that Kentucky Spirit, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) has to cover preventative health care that is provided by health departments in schools.

This could mean an extra $7.9 million going to the 59 local health departments throughout Kentucky and to the schools served by the various health departments, including about $515,000 to the Pennyrile District Health Department – a number that includes about $25,000 to Trigg County.

PDHD Director Beshear, said they have billed $515,487.55 total to Kentucky Spirit, including $441,21.67 from July 1, 2012, to May 24 of this year, plus $74,276.88 from the 2012 fiscal year – and $25,229.75 has been billed for Trigg County. She added that there are various sizes of health departments throughout the state, all of which are owed money from Kentucky Spirit, and that some areas like Lexington and Louisville are owed millions of dollars.

The PDHD oversees clinics in Trigg, Lyon, Livingston, Caldwell and Crittenden Counties.

“I am excited to hear the news of the Judge ruling in the Commonwealth’s favor. Spirit has 30 day to appeal the decision, but this is a good sign for the local health departments. We hope that we see some if not all of this money, but it may be a while before this happens,” said Beshear. “For our area $500,000 is a lot of money so we would greatly benefit in anything we receive from them.”

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