Following the closure of a 67-bed skilled nursing facility in White River Junction, state officials are asking whether regulatory changes are needed to monitor nursing homes.
State News for June 2015
Jun 05, 2015
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) wants to reduce nursing home reimbursement rates by 3% and raise providers’ bed tax ceiling by 0.5%. But she also hopes to sweeten the deal with an ambitious offer...
States not given Medicaid expansion deadline, Tavenner says
Jul 16, 2012
In response to a flurry of questions from state governors, the Obama Administration announced it is not imposing a deadline for states to decide whether to implement the healthcare law’s Medicaid...
Senate readies for vote on FMAP amendment
Jun 14, 2010
Senators this week are expected to vote on an amendment that would extend the increase in the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) until the end of next June.
Funding available for nursing home employee background check systems
Jun 11, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Thursday began accepting grant applications from states to establish systems for background checks for potential long-term care employees.
States to further cut spending in fiscal year 2011, report finds
Jun 07, 2010
Fiscal year 2010 presented the most difficult challenge to states’ financial management since the Great Depression, according to a new report from the National Governors Association. Fiscal 2011...
CMS provides first guidance letter about Medicaid changes
Apr 12, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday released its first guidance letter to states about changes in the Medicaid program as a result of the healthcare reform law.
State budgets unlikely to recover until ‘late in the next decade,’ governors say
Nov 16, 2009
The recession has seriously bruised states over the last year and they will continue to face fiscal difficulties, according to reports released last week by the National Governors Association and the National...