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Following feds’ $4.9B distribution, expert calls for regulators to address local payment inequities

The recent $4.9 billion funding distribution to address COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities amounts to $50,000 for each SNF operator, plus $2,500 for each licensed bed. But a post-acute care expert noted that while the “uniformity and simplicity” of the allocation formula was likely necessary to the plan’s approval, regulators must address local payment inequities to deliver fair funding to providers.

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