Watts says Sunshine Terrace Foundation is losing millions of dollars from Medicaid

Less than a year after leaving the office of Logan Mayor, Randy Watts has taken on another major position. He is the new interim Chief Executive Officer for the Sunshine Terrace Foundation. Watts is doing this for no pay until a new administrator can be found and he is finding the job to be challenging.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Wednesday, Watts said he has been on the board and knows the non-profit Sunshine Terrace has been providing excellent health care not only for the elderly but others as well over the last 66 years.

Watts said with health care reform going on dealing with Medicare can be tough.

<span>”We put in our monthly billings and there’s always question, even though we have a really good billing staff,” Watts said. “It doesn’t came back complete, meaning some of the dollars are missing.</span>

<span>”Medicaid is also really, really tough. The Medicaid side is where we are really losing the big dollars. Many people ask, ‘where is it going?’ We’re sitting, right now, as a foundation with $2 million of uncompensated care.”</span>

Watts says Sunshine Terrace belongs to the people of Cache Valley and he hopes the people will respond to the call for financital help during this critical time.

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