Underutilizing federal funding for Medicaid activities is common across systems that serve low-income children and families. The result is children from low-income families not receiving the services and care they need. Part of the problem is a Medicaid finance system too complicated for state and local governments with limited bandwidth to effectively navigate. The other issue – even for agencies who have figured it out - is the administrative capacity required to accurately claim for federal reimbursement according to CMS guidelines.
Public Works Alliance has worked with counties, community-based health providers, and state agencies to increase recurring revenue by millions of dollars. It means safety net providers get paid for the work they’re doing and kids and families get access to more of the services they need.