A move to restructure and take $59.8 million from home health care – Raleigh News and Observer Politics – NewsObserver.com

The governor’s budget counts on big savings from plans to attack Medicaid fraud and to get more savings out of the Medicaid care-management program.

One of the biggest program cuts is to in-home health care for adults. The state has not been able to reduce Medicaid in-home care expenses as it had planned. The state Department of Health and Human Services is being suedover the way it wanted to cut services. The budget proposes a $59.8 million cut and a restructuring that would provide care only for adults who need the most help.

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