Ensure Availability Of Quality Nursing Care

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Ensure Availability Of Quality Nursing Care

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[Miami Herald] When President Clinton signed the Balanced Budget Act last July, the floor on nursing-home reimbursement rates for Medicaid residents was abolished.
For 18 years the "Boren Amendment" required states to cover the cost of an "economically and efficiently" run facility that met quality and safety standards. With these rules gone, states now can cut nursing-home reimbursement dramatically to keep spending down.

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