“Providers fight back against accusations of denied access due to payment ability”

Can Alzheimer’s be stopped? Five lifestyle behaviors are key, new research suggests,” by Linda Carroll, NBC News

“In 2017, 22,000 Medicaid-only patients in need of skilled nursing care were twice as likely to be admitted to one-star than five-star homes, and health department data from that year showed the contrast was more marked in certain regions. In Western New York, for example, Medicaid beneficiaries were four times more likely to be admitted to one-star homes. …State and federal regulations prohibit nursing homes from discriminating against individuals based on how they will pay their bills.”



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

If you want access to quality long-term care, plan and prepare to pay privately.