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expected to be cut by 3.25% cuts could lead to more nursing accepting applications for grant inspection standards. Sen. Betty
on April 1 and possibly 10% home closures in the state, the funding for projects that can Boyd (d) sponsored the measure
on July 1. Even more daunting, association said. be replicated in other facilities. (H.B. 1196).
the daily rate could fall from Projects must have a continuing
$129.18 to about $111. That was Fines build care grants and long-term beneficial effect Major Medicaid cuts sought
approximately the level it was COlOrAdO—Money from on the quality of life of residents IdAHO—legislators have urged
in 2005. nursing home fines has gener- in nursing facilities even when the state department of Health
Oklahoma’s current Medicaid ated $200,000 in state grants additional grant funds are not and Welfare to eliminate $42
reimbursement rate is $129.18 that will be allocated to facilities available. Applications were due million in state funds from Med-
a day, while the cost of care to improve care quality. by March 30. icaid’s budget for 2010 and 2011.
is $146.66 a day, according to The Colorado Nursing Facil- The grants are funded fines The Joint Finance-Appropri-
the Oklahoma Association of ity Culture Change Account- levied by the board against nurs- ations Committee, which sets
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Health Care Providers. The ing homes that fail to meet state budgets for all state agencies,
wants the department to look
into paying healthcare provid-
ers less and perhaps cutting
An unrelated deal with hospi-
tals would shave off $25 million.
Emma. 92½. Alzheimer’s. Under the Hospital Assessment
Act, hospitals would give $25
While many see Emma’s limitation of age, million to the Medicaid program.
It’s Never 2 Late empowers her to live life That money will trigger a federal
to its fullest. match of $100 million that will
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Antipsychotic use high
connect, engage and enjoy life through MASSACHUSETTS—The rate
the benefits of today’s technology, and of nursing home residents who
we’ve been doing it longer than any receive antipsychotics off-label