Monthly Archives: February 2015
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois has recently proposed a cut of $1.5 billion to the state's Medicaid program, as well as other healthcare cuts, which include eliminating non-mandatory adult services from Medicaid and cutting certain payment
As predicated, nearly a third of the nation's nursing homes have received lower scores on the government's five-star quality scale due to the new rating system. The new scoring system is actually "raising the standards for nursing homes to achieve
President Obama has urged governors, who have halted Medicaid expansion efforts in more than two-dozen states, to strongly reconsider the expansion, stressing that its benefits are “bigger than politics.” The Obama administration is anxious to
Last Thursday, the federal government announced there would be a change to the current rating system, Five-Star Quality Rating System, used by nursing homes. The rating system is used to help consumers and their loved ones easily compare nursing hom
The nursing home industry in Indiana was excited to hear that the state would pay an extra $24.6 million due to increased construction of nursing homes over the last seven years. That excitement dwindled when a fiscal impact analysis, conducted by t
On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in the case of Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. Exceptional Child Center, Inc., among others in Idaho, provides a range of services designed to ensure Medicaid
On January 23, 2015, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court upheld the state’s nursing facility “bed tax” against a state constitutional challenge filed by a not-for-profit nursing home operator in Macon, Illinois. Under Illinois law, every nurs
New Hampshire nursing home residents, Administrators, and Republican Sen. Jeanie Forrester, continue to push back and demand to be heard, seeking that Gov. Maggie Hassan reinstate $7 million worth of Medicaid reimbursements that are being slashed.
Why should you care about Medicaid in Connecticut? For starters, it is one of the largest portions of the state's spending, the main source of payment for nursing home care, and provides health care coverage for more than 1 in 5 state residents.
On January 28, 2015, legislation (HB 242) was referred to the Pennsylvania’s House Judiciary Committee for consideration of whether to repeal the state’s filial support law. Currently children have the responsibility to care for and maintain or f