Threat of Medicaid block grants could be axed under Biden
Feb 01, 2021
Long-term care providers who opposed a federal proposal to turn the Medicaid program into a block grant system may get a solid stamp to their leanings under a new move by President Joe Biden.
CMS approves ‘unprecedented’ demo to create Medicaid block grant program
Jan 12, 2021
Tennessee has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to run a demonstration project that will make it the first state to simulate a Medicaid block grant program.
Gear up for another healthcare payment fight
Sep 20, 2017
Watching the GOP try to force through its latest healthcare reform plan, which would once again hit Medicaid hard, I was reminded of something my mother used to jokingly say: “It’s like deja...
Finally, a Medicaid funding plan that actually makes sense
Jul 28, 2014
When politicians talk about Medicaid funding and nursing homes these days, an unsettling theme often emerges: the need to spend less of the former on the latter.
Report: Block grant proposals would reduce SNF payments by $220 billion over 10 years
Oct 24, 2012
Republican proposals to convert Medicaid into a block grant program would cut government payments to nursing homes by $220.2 billion between 2013 and 2022, a new analysis finds.
Clinton highlights nursing home funding in keynote DNC speech
Sep 06, 2012
Clinton also criticized Republican proposals to turn Medicaid into a block grant program, while cutting government spending on the program by a third.
Providers tackle Capitol Hill in person to try to prevent funding cuts
Apr 24, 2012
Preventing further reimbursement cuts, home- and community-based services, and housing will be the main topics of conversation Tuesday, when long-term care providers personally visit dozens of their respective...
Providers warn that block grants would hinder state Medicaid budgets
Mar 06, 2012
A prominent long-term care group is joining several Republican governors in saying that that block grants wouldn’t work for their state Medicaid budgets.
GOP governors: Give states more oversight on Medicaid spending
Sep 01, 2011
Republican governors are pressuring the federal government to give states more control over Medicaid programs in anticipation of the program’s expansion under healthcare reform, according to a report...
Providers storm Capitol Hill to lobby for favorable Medicare, Medicaid funding
Jul 15, 2011
Pushing for less drastic cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, more than 400 long-term care operators visited their lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of the American Health Care Association’s...