Ways & Means Bill Funds SNF Staff Training, Tackles Elder Abuse

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / September 7, 2021 at 6:12 PM
While nursing homes welcome the staff wage increases and affordable childcare proposals the House Ways & Means Committee is scheduled to consider Thursday (Sept. 9), they’re opposed to language in the committee’s piece of the Build Back Better legislation that would establish a minimum nurse-to-resident ratio without a permanent funding source. The committee also will consider a proposal to reduce skilled nursing facilities’ payment rate by 2 percentage points if they report inaccurate resident assessment data and direct care staffing...

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