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Support Nursing Home Rebasing!

Support A.5905-A (Woerner)/S.6914 (Rivera)

LeadingAge New York strongly supports this legislation, which would require New York State’s Department of Health (DOH) to update nursing home Medicaid rates at least every five years, in consultation with a workgroup that includes technical experts in nursing home rate setting. This bill requires the more frequent and consistent updating of the nursing home Medicaid “base rate” to ensure that reimbursement is better aligned with current costs and that providers have the resources necessary to sustainably recruit and retain quality direct care staff.

In New York State, a nursing home is paid a single rate per day for each Medicaid resident that it serves. Nearly 75% of nursing home “resident days” are paid for by Medicaid, making it the main payer for nursing home care delivered in New York, and the main revenue stream for providers that serve our most vulnerable. The Medicaid rates that nursing homes are currently being paid are based on 2007 costs reduced by 9.5%.

While the State Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget provides a 6.5-7.5% increase to operating rates, this increase covers only a small fraction of the cost growth providers have experienced since 2007.

Please join us in urging state legislators to pass A.5905-A (Woerner)/S.6914 (Rivera), and establish a long-term solution to the chronic underfunding of nursing homes!

Enter your information below to contact your state legislators and the Governor in support of nursing home rebasing! You can also access LeadingAge NY’s memo in support here

 

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