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Medicaid reimbursement linked to Wisconsin nursing home closures

February 13, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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Ten long-term care facilities closed in Wisconsin last year, compared with six closures in 2016, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and WDJT in Milwaukee.

Providers told Wisconsin Public Radio that reimbursement rates aren't keeping pace with the cost to provide care.

"The average facility loses $1 million a year for the Medicaid residents that we serve," said John Vander Meer, the executive director of the Wisconsin Health Care Association.

Douglas County nursing homes lost $2.3 million from 2015 to 2016, while Bayfield County's sole nursing home lost $811,000 during that time period.

The state's current budget will raise reimbursement rates for skilled nursing facilities by 2 percent each year.

Read the full story at WDJT in Milwaukee.

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