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Joint Statement from Advocacy Organizations on Increasing Nursing Home Reimbursements

April 05, 2019

Consumer Voice, along with Long Term Care Community Coalition; Center for Medicare Advocacy; California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; and Justice in Aging, have released a joint statement addressing the nursing home industry's claim that low Medicaid reimbursement is the reason for substandard care experienced by residents.  The industry's solution to poor care is to give more taxpayer dollars to nursing homes. 

Consumer Voice and the other advocacy organizations argue that before giving nursing homes more public money, greater oversight of public payments for care and stronger enforcement of the nursing home standards of care are needed.  Residents and taxpayers deserve to know where their money is going and that public funds are appropriately directed. 

Read the full statement here.

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