“Experts, lawmakers ponder impact of 8 residents’ deaths on SNF sector; facility loses Medicaid funding,” by Emily Mongan, McKnight’s LTC News
“The Florida nursing home where eight residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma has now been cut from the Medicaid program, as questions continue to swirl about the incident’s effect on emergency preparedness and the skilled nursing sector overall.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Here’s a plan: pay a nursing home less than the cost of care for most of its residents. Then take away even that funding when something goes wrong. While you’re at it, discourage people from planning early to pay privately for long-term care by making Medicaid easy to get after the insurable event has occurred.
Experts, lawmakers ponder impact of 8 residents’ deaths on SNF sector; facility loses Medicaid funding