Expecting higher pay, fewer labor pains, Ensign snatches up 17 more SNFs
Oct 28, 2022
Lifted by its expansion in Texas and across the nation and expecting higher state revenues, Ensign Thursday reported a blockbuster third quarter and optimism for year’s end.
Economic uncertainty threatens recent state Medicaid gains
Oct 26, 2022
Uncertainty around federal and state healthcare funding outlined by the Kaiser Family Foundation Tuesday could add to provider woes as the nation emerges from the worst of the pandemic.
Providers look to pack infrastructure bills with Medicaid financing, workforce supports
Apr 02, 2021
Investments in aging services infrastructure must include a new, $6 billion Provider Relief Fund for those hardest hit by the pandemic, a permanent increase of Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage...
State accused of withholding most COVID-19 matching funds for nursing homes
Aug 25, 2020
Nursing home stakeholders in Washington state are accusing the officials there of sitting on federal coronavirus relief funding designed to help nursing home operators struggling with increased costs during...
$3T stimulus proposal calls for MFAR delay, 14% FMAP increase, $500M SNF ‘strike team’ fund
May 14, 2020
A Medicaid proposal that providers say could cut up to $50 billion nationwide from the program annually would be barred from being finalized during the coronavirus pandemic under a $3 trillion stimulus...
Replace FMAP with Medicaid funding system that better accounts for seniors, government report says
May 15, 2013
The federal government could distribute Medicaid dollars to states more effectively by looking at data that better reflects the needs of nursing home residents and workers, according to a new report from...
HHS issues final rule on federal payment rates for new Medicaid beneficiaries
Apr 01, 2013
The federal government will pay 100% of the Medicaid costs for certain newly eligible beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed in a final rule...
GAO: Congress should increase federal Medicaid matching rates
Nov 15, 2011
Congress should consider temporarily increasing Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) formula to help beleaguered state budgets, a new report suggests.
Report: States will see drop in Medicaid match rate in FY 2013
Oct 04, 2011
Most states can expect a dip in their federal match rate for Medicaid in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
Providers, states, policy makers face tough decisions over expiration of matching Medicaid funding
Jul 01, 2011
Today is the first day without Medicaid’s extended, inflated matching pay rates of the last two years, a scenario that has state officials and providers worrying about what will come next. The bigger...