Stories tagged: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
Idaho agency to face scrutiny this summer
Ongoing concerns about the Department of Health and Welfare’s licensing and certifying process sparked a request for an in-depth legislative study this summer. The proposal stemmed from the department’s decision …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Idaho reports most flu deaths since 2000
The current flu season is the worst in nearly two decades in Idaho, with 47 flu deaths reported statewide.
Thu., Dec. 24, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Pending reimbursement cuts put disabled at risk
Reversion to 2006 reimbursement rates could drive many in-home care providers out of the market.
Sun., June 14, 2015, midnight
Idaho settles children’s mental health lawsuit that spanned 35 years
BOISE – After 18 months of negotiations, Idaho has agreed to settle the long-running Jeff D. lawsuit over children’s mental health services in the state, committing to remake its system …
Wed., April 29, 2015, midnight
CdA mental health crisis center should open soon, official says
An Idaho Department of Health and Welfare official said he expects a mental health crisis center to open its doors in Coeur d’Alene within six months. “Everyone involved would like …
Fri., March 6, 2015, midnight
Idaho Medicaid dispute may force clinic to close
Without the many hours he spent sitting inside a submarine-like oxygen chamber in Spokane Valley, North Idaho resident Nick Maniscalco doubts his long recovery from a traumatic brain injury would …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015, midnight
Flu kills 14 in region; precautions urged
The flu has put 249 people into Spokane hospitals and is blamed for 10 deaths this season – including four in the past week. The numbers are higher than last …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015, 10:14 a.m.
Spike in Idaho flu deaths prompts warning
Sixteen people in Idaho have died from influenza as of Jan. 22, up from three deaths on Jan. 8. The spike in fatal cases has prompted state health officials to …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015, midnight
Health facility inspectors overworked, Idaho budget committee told
BOISE – The Idaho agency responsible for investigating complaints against hospitals and nursing homes has a backlog of 135 cases. “We’re barely avoiding financial penalties for our ability to meet …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013, midnight
Senator backs paying foster parents more
BOISE – Conservative North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick has only been on the Legislature’s joint committee for a week, but on Monday he said he saw a budget request that …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2013, midnight
Flu on rise in area after East hit hard
As influenza sweeps the nation, local health officials are bracing for the season’s peak to hit the Inland Northwest. While most of the nation is seeing elevated flu activity, the …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011, midnight
Nurse program expands to Idaho
A program proven to improve the lives of low-income, first-time mothers and their babies will be offered in Kootenai and Shoshone counties within the coming year, thanks to a cross-state …
Wed., Aug. 11, 2010, midnight
Idaho Medicaid biller to fix glitches
LEWISTON – Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials say the state’s new contractor for Medicaid billing has agreed to fix glitches that have left Idaho providers unpaid, but they …
Wed., July 28, 2010, midnight
Judge orders restitution in Medicare provider fraud
A Bonners Ferry, Idaho, woman was sentenced on Monday for Medicaid provider fraud after pleading guilty in Idaho 1st District Court to billing the government for patients who were not …
Mon., May 3, 2010, 8:38 a.m.
State cutting some cash assistance
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is reducing or eliminating payments to about 1,250 residents receiving cash assistance under the Aid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled program. Agency …
Wed., April 7, 2010, midnight
Idaho agency enacting layoffs, closures
In a move that’s expected to save $7 million, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will lay off 126 employees and close nine of its 29 offices. “Hopefully things …
Mon., March 1, 2010, midnight
Idaho Health and Welfare offices to close
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says starting this Friday it will close its offices every other Friday through at least June 11 to save money.
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009, midnight
Volunteers help support relatives who raise kids
When Glenda Weaver heard through the grapevine about a couple in their 80s raising their great-great-grandchildren, she went to their home near St. Maries and knocked on the door. The …
Mon., May 11, 2009, 3:06 p.m.
Second case of swine flu confirmed in Idaho
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says an 13-year-old Ada County girl has the state’s second confirmed case of swine flu.