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Parkinson: Country Must Address Inadequate Medicaid Reimbursement

Parkinson: Country Must Address Inadequate Medicaid Reimbursement

McKnight’s Long Term Care News reported on comments by AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson on low Medicaid reimbursement for nursing home care. He said, “It’s time for the country to step up and pay for the care that seniors and individuals with disabilities need and deserve.” Parkinson explained that “the data indicates that nursing home costs are increasing at a lower rate than overall health care costs…because nursing home operators are working hard every day to provide quality care at an affordable price. But, it also reflects rampant Medicaid underfunding, which is creating havoc for the sector.” 

Read the full article: Inadequate Medicaid pay is a ‘rampant’ issue: Parkinson (mcknights.com, January 4, 2019)