Medicaid funding gap is a key element of nursing homes' challenges, says President of Senior Care Association

June 02, 2016

The President of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association writes in The Boston Globe that nearly 70% of nursing home residents rely on MassHealth to pay for their care, yet Medicaid reimbursement rates have remained nearly flat since 2008. The best way to ensure improved quality, he writes, is to provide adequate Medicaid funding for nursing homes, and that budget gap deserves more coverage, as many local for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes are struggling to stay afloat.