Push back against changes to NY Medicaid reimbursement rates

Caregivers, lawmakers, and union members are pushing back against changes to nursing home Medicaid reimbursement rates.

“It will leave a horrible string of predictable consequences, it will force nursing homes to close,” Scott Amrhein, Continuing Care Leadership Coalition President, said.

A lawsuit filed in Albany County State Supreme Court by LeadingAge New York against the state Department of Health alleges that the DOH is cutting Medicaid rates “by an average of … $246 million per year, statewide.”

Nursing home workers and union members say it could affect the quality of care for thousands of nursing home residents.

“If our nursing homes are handed any more cuts in the funding, the impact to our residents, caregivers and all of our family is going to be dramatic,” Crystal Perry, Glendale Nursing Home LPN, said.

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