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Homewood to receive federal aid to fill ambulance funding gap

The village of Homewood will be provided federal funds to make up for a funding gap that comes out of transporting uninsured Medicaid and other patients by ambulance.

That’s thanks to an intergovernmental agreement the board approved Sept. 14 at the village’s regular meeting. Because of the agreement, the village could be reimbursed $200,000 starting April 2022.

The reimbursements will be made possible by a program called Ground Emergency Medical Transportation Services (GEMT), which is overseen by the state. It provides supplemental payments to publicly owned or operated GEMT providers.

An average Medicaid payment is $120 per . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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