A budget tidbit from Hartford.
Mayor Pedro Segarra said earlier this week that he’s hoping to get an additional $1 million from Medicaid in the next fiscal year.
We asked for more details. Raul Pino, the city’s acting health director, says the federal Affordable Care Act provides for new funding for municipalities – reimbursements for things like services provided at clinics for sexually transmitted diseases and infectious diseases. Those are services the city now provides, but services for which it can’t bill Medicaid.
And now you know.