By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky officials say federal Medicaid funding is being cut for more than half of the primary-care clinics across the state.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes says the $60 million cut will affect 155 clinics, and is a result of a decision by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to provide supplemental funding only to facilities that have attained a special certification.

Kentucky Primary Care Association executive director Joe Smith told The Courier Journal the cuts will hurt the clinics, which provide services in urban and rural areas.

Haynes said a total of 273 primary-care clinics participate in the program, and 118 have certification.

Clinics without certification can apply, but Haynes said it can take up to 120 days to receive a decision.

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