County accepting bids for homecare programGoodhue County officials hope to receive more than $1 million by selling the county's public health homecare program.
By: Jen Cullen, The Republican Eagle
Goodhue County officials hope to receive more than $1 million by selling the county's public health homecare program.
The county will accept proposals until Oct. 15 for the homecare agency, including its highly coveted Medicare provider number, client list and employees. The minimum asking price is $1,085,491.
Federal officials have stopped issuing new Medicare licenses, making Goodhue County's untarnished license valuable to potential buyers.
"The timing is quite right for what you're attempting to do," said Sally Knutson, a consultant working with the county.
Commissioners earlier this year told staff to begin privatizing the homecare program, which provides skilled nursing, home health aides, and physical and occupational therapy to about 150 Goodhue County residents.
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