Illinois Nursing Homes Receive $240M Funding Increase

Nursing home operators in one of the toughest states for Medicaid reimbursements will receive a $240 million reprieve in the next fiscal year. Illinois lawmakers approved the funding boost as part of the state’s most recent budget, which Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday; Capitol News Illinois initially reported the nursing home windfall […]

Rise of Managed Medicaid Could Deepen Skilled Nursing Financial Woes

Increasing numbers of states have begun exploring managed Medicaid programs as a means of achieving savings as their populations age. But unless officials provide crucial oversight, skilled nursing facilities could find themselves under even worse financial pressures. It’s something that states and their legislators need to keep in mind as they weigh options for managing […]

Decades-Old Medicaid Rates Claim 20 Skilled Nursing Closures in Illinois — With More on the Way

The state of Illinois bases its Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes on calculations that are years out of date, leading to financial pressures that have closed 20 facilities in the state since March 2014. That’s according to a new report commissioned by the nursing home advocacy group Health Care Council of Illinois (HCCI). Capitol News […]