SNFs Facing an $800 Million Bludgeoning in Medicare Cuts Under Budget Control Act

Medicare-funded skilled nursing facilities are poised to absorb nearly $800 million in cut funding in fiscal year 2014 through mandated reductions under the Budget Control Act, according to a new Avalere Health Analysis funded by nursing home trade group The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care. The top ten states most affected by sequestration-related budget […]

Avalere Analysis: “Bad Debt” Cuts Will Reduce SNF Payments by $3 Billion

On the heels of the average 11.1% cuts in Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities that went into effect last October, Congress is also cutting Medicare reimbursements for “bad debt,” leaving facilities in a strapped position that will likely lead to staffing reductions and a lesser quality of care, according to a Spring 2012 report […]