| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Plans are underway to provide thousands of individuals under age 21 who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with home-based interventions and other services through the state's Medicaid program beginning Jan. 1.
"This is absolutely huge," said...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:08 PM
A Glendale man was sentenced in a North Dakota courthouse on Wednesday to serve seven months in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme defrauding Medicare.
Last September, Hovakim David Mkhitarian pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Angela Lewis-Shakes learned when she went to a dental appointment last week that her Medicaid coverage had been cut off.
She knew she'd have to call the state Department of Social Services to straighten out her coverage. But she dreaded it.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Ángela Lewis-Shakes se enteró que su cobertura Medicaid había sido cortada cuando fue a una cita con el dentista la semana pasada.
Ella sabía que tendría que llamar al Departamento de Servicios Sociales estatal para aclararlo todo. Pero lo había temido....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Waiting on the telephone to speak to someone is a fact of life in a society where "Your call is important to us" means "Hope you're not in a hurry."
But some wait times beggar belief. Last month, according to a report by the Connecticut Mirror, it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Months into a waiting game on the future of Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton, owner Scott Schuett has voluntarily closed two additional homes, Oakwood in Suffolk in June and, last month, Colonial Home in Chesapeake. Of the six homes, housing 400...
| Sep 11, 2013
Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton has moved one step closer to losing its license to operate. Eighty one residents with various physical and psychological impairments, all dependent on state auxiliary grants, live in conditions that the state has...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:37 PM
No wonder state House Republican leader Larry Cafero is in a state of disbelief. The recently unearthed case of Suki L. Handly revealed alarming deficiencies in the hiring process and supervisory controls in the state Department of Social Services that...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
After more than a year appealing the state's proposed revocation of its license, Ashwood Assisted Living facility in Hampton has closed its doors. On Tuesday, the premises were deserted, all residents moved out, and the doors locked.
The action came...
| May 30, 2013
After inspections continued to reveal multiple problems with Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton in 2011 and 2012, the Department of Social Services issued an "intent to revoke license" notice, which is still under appeal. The home's license expired on...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Saying that “many’’ state employees may be involved in food stamp fraud, the governor’s legal counsel told all department heads Monday that they must cooperate with state investigators, as well as state and federal prosecutors....