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Provider advocates offer to meet with Mo. officials on home care

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Provider advocate groups are offering to sit down with Mo. state officials to line out a plan on getting home care to seniors and people with disabilities.

Since the termination of the state's contract with SynCare on Thursday, advocates say they have communicated their willingness to give up a holiday weekend if needed to come up with a plan.

Advocates say seniors and people with disabilities can't wait any longer for services.

When home care services are not available the risk for premature or unnecessary placement, such as a nursing facility, is likely, according to home care advocates.

Supporters say that home care nurses who were performing the assessment services prior to May 19 are available, and can pick up from SynCare starting next week.

Indianapolis-based SynCare began working in Missouri in mid-May under a contract worth as much as $5.5 million annually to determine whether Medicaid recipients qualify for home-based medical care and aid with daily activities.

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