Governor Noem Gives Budget Address

On Wednesday January 23, 2019, Governor Noem in a joint session gave her budget address. Her address specifically discussed targeting funds to Medicaid providers, which affects all Community Support Providers. Based on that information, it appears CSPs are slated for a 2.5% inflationary increase and targeted increases to move Medicaid providers that are the most heavily reliant on Medicaid to 100% of costs. CSPs are heavily reliant on medicaid (77.59%) and this is good news for our services. The funding would also be implemented in April of 2019, which will provide more immediate relief. However, there is still some confusion as to how this will play out in terms of increases. Here is the link to the full address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oD0F9YNAYA . More news to come.