Parkinson: Nursing home sector pinning hopes on ‘Medicaid adequacy’ rule,” by Jim Berklan, McKnight’s LTC News


“After characterizing business conditions as ‘never worse, the skilled nursing sector’s top advocate said stakeholders need more help from both the federal and state governments to forge a viable path forward. The solution could lie in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services universally demanding that states prop up Medicaid payments, said Mark Parkinson, the president and CEO of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, during a media briefing Tuesday at the group’s annual meeting. … Parkinson said CMS, as usual, seems to hold the key when it comes to potentially ensuring adequate Medicaid funding, which is ‘really what it’s all about.’”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

What real hope is there that Medicaid, which caused LTC’s problems, will be the solution to fix them. See “Long-Term Care—The Problem” for more reasonable analysis.