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State Faces Cuts in Nursing Home Care

A new analysis of pending health care reforms by the American Health Care Association says states could face more than $1 billion in cuts over a 10-year period to Medicare-funded nursing home care. According to America’s Affordable Health Choices Act Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities may significantly decrease. A study found that the proposed nursing home legislation, combined with cuts, could case nursing care to face funding cuts. The AHCA is a nonprofit federation of affiliated state health organizations, representing more than 10,000 nonprofit and for profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally disabled and sub-acute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. This will create a huge problem with Medicare funding. To read more about the nursing home legislation, please click the link.