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Senior Solutions Scaling Back Services In Upstate

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A nonprofit transportation provider to Medicaid patients in the Upstate is scaling back services because it says the government's reimbursement rate is too low.

In addition to offering frozen food meals to seniors across the Upstate, Senior Solutions is a contracted service provider that fulfils transportation needs for dozens of Medicaid patients.

The organization's president and CEO Doug Wright said as of Friday the nonprofit stopped offering rides to Greenville County Medicaid patients because he said they could no longer afford it.

"What the government is paying us back is just too low," Wright said.

He added Greenville County proved logistically complicated, too, given how rural the county is in spots.

The scale-back affects about 20 patients, Wright said, but he said another company will undoubtedly take the Greenville County contract.

The main operation moved to Anderson some years ago, and Senior Solutions has adult daycares established there, and because of that Wright said the organization will continue to offer transportation to Medicaid patients in Anderson and Oconee counties because they've got the staff there to do it.

The broker that works as the middleman between the government and service providers like Senior Solutions is Logisticare, and a general manager with the company said the affected medicaid patients will continue to receive transportation services, just from a different provider. 

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