Date Set for Ujima Appeal To Restore State Funding

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RENO, NV - With its state funding cut off, an organization that provides housing and other support services to local kids with mental and psychological needs now has a hearing date to appeal the state's decision.

Early last month, Nevada's Medicaid program cut off all payments to Ujima Youth Services, which operates group homes in at least 18 locations in Reno.

According to the state Health Care and Financing Division, an audit showed Ujima's records did not support the amount the organization billed Medicaid. State officials are not yet disclosing how much money is involved and administrators at Ujima have yet to respond to KOLO News Now's requests for comment on the audit.

A state administrative panel will hear Ujima's appeal on May 14th in Carson City.