With income margins decimated by Medicare and Medicaid cuts and access to capital strangled, skilled nursing facilities will be unable to care for the nation's booming senior population unless changes are made, according to a new report from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care.
Even in generosity, it seems, nursing homes can't catch a break. The headlines imply as much.
Long-term care providers delivered an impassioned, carefully constructed argument for stable Medicaid funding Monday as the National Governors Association winter meeting closed on a loud note. The expiration of $40 billion in emergency Medicaid funding on June 30 will exacerbate already weak Medicaid funding levels, provider advocates said.
Nursing home quality improvement efforts over the last few years have largely met their goals, according to a new report examining quality trends in the nation's nursing homes. The report, which also warned about potential ill effects of any reduced Medicare funding, was released Monday by the American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care.