UHIP special master Deming Sherman also said Friday that wait times at the state’s call center are showing signs of improvement.
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Deming Sherman said he has “determined that it is necessary … to promote the timeliness of processing SNAP applications.”
The R.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) also missed an important federal deadline this week, Target 12 has learned.
More than 200 child care providers in the state were affected by the error.
“I got to the cash register with a whole cart full of stuff and my card was declined,” one food-stamp beneficiary said.
While state officials say they’re working hard to fix UHIP, the ACLU’s leader said, “Nobody should find that response acceptable anymore.”
The state now acknowledges an unknown number of Rhode Islanders have received letters false suggesting they have died.
The court-appointed official said he’s seeing “substantial progress” on reducing the food-stamp backlog, but a larger fix remains “elusive.”
The state’s problem-plagued computer system for benefits is now expected to cost nearly half a billion dollars through 2019.
Officials say the troubled computer system has made it difficult to enroll in the SNAP benefits program.
The vendor that built UHIP informed state leaders last month about a previously unknown bug in the system that caused applications to go mis…
The federal agency that oversees the problem said it expects to levy penalties against Rhode Island in the coming months due to UHIP.
The Department of Human Services’ director is offering “apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.”
The attorney, Deming Sherman, is tasked with sorting out food-stamp delays caused by the problem-plagued computer system.
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Since its launch last September, the system has affected health care and other benefits for tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders.
Gov. Gina Raimondo’s office also said Deloitte has agreed to cover any federal fines the state faces.
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Target 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell sits down with the governor one year after the problem-plagued UHIP system was launched.
One year after the disastrous launch of the state’s $445-million benefits system, Governor Raimondo discussed lessons learned.
Rhode Island “over-issued benefits to a substantial number of households,” according to the letter from Food and Nutrition Service.
The Unified Health Infrastructure Project, which launched disastrously last fall, is the most expensive IT project in Rhode Island history.
Courtney Hawkins, who took over after her predecessor was forced to resign, said the goal is to have the system stable by October.