Stagnant Medicaid rates aren’t just putting operators faced with outsized staffing costs into the red; in some places, they may be limiting access to the very capital providers need to sustain daily...
As crisis builds, five rural Nebraska nursing homes close
Dec 22, 2021
Staffing pressures and Medicaid reimbursement issues being felt around the nation are leading to significant closures in rural Nebraska by year’s end.
This state is strongly considering a 10% Medicaid pay boost, and officials likely will dictate precisely...
May 05, 2021
New Jersey’s governor has proposed a 10% Medicaid pay increase for nursing homes, with the kinds of strings attached that providers might ultimately view as needed lifelines.
States threaten Medicaid cuts as providers plead for the opposite
Mar 29, 2021
Medicaid reimbursements for Florida nursing homes would drop nearly $81 million next fiscal year in a new budget proposal, pitting state lawmakers against providers in a battle likely to take place in...
Industry may ‘never be the same’ without increases in Medicaid reimbursement, advisors warn
Feb 19, 2021
Increased state Medicaid reimbursement is necessary if providers ever hope to improve their financial and operational outlooks, a new analysis by advisory firm Marcum LLP suggests.
Illinois nursing homes sue state over ‘disastrous’ low Medicaid rates
Jan 17, 2018
Five Illinois-based nursing home groups are suing the state’s Department of Healthcare and Family Services, claiming low reimbursement rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate resident...
Supreme Court to rule on whether providers can sue states over inadequate Medicaid rates
Oct 06, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether private sector healthcare providers can sue states to increase Medicaid reimbursements, the high court announced Thursday. Based on previous rulings,...
Judge calls CMS cuts ‘arbitrary, capricious’
Nov 01, 2013
A group of nursing home operators recently won a moral victory over the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services when a federal appeals court ruled the agency made Medicaid reimbursement cuts without considering...