Representatives for the nursing home industry have strongly criticized a new plan by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to slash Fiscal year (FY) 2010 Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities by $390 million, or 1.2% below FY 2009 as part of an effort to "rebalance" an earlier adjustment. Meanwhile, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, American Health Care Association, and the National Center for Assisted Living presented a new comprehensive Medicare post-acute care and LTC reform plan for consideration by Congress, which they claimed could save some billion over 10 years while providing seniors with more care options, better care coordination, and improved quality. Alliance President Alan C. Rosenbloom contended that adopting the proposal is not only consistent with the US' national healthcare reform goals, but it is central to achieving it.
Associations bristle over Medicare cuts; offer an alternative Bob Gatty Long-Term Living; Jun 2009; 58, 6; Docstoc pg. 14 Reproduced with permission of the cop
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