New York Nursing Home Providers Could See CON Tax Hike on New Buildings

Health care providers — including skilled nursing operators — in New York could see a new 3% surcharge on all new facilities under the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal 2021. The New York Post first reported the news earlier this week. The 2020-2021 executive budget proposes setting a certificate of need (CON) fee of 3% […]

New York to Pull Nursing Home Residents Out of Managed Medicaid — While Also Pursuing More Spending Cuts

After a tense year of standoffs between New York nursing home providers and the state government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his budget for the new fiscal 2021 with an eye toward curbing rapidly-expanding Medicaid spending. The budget doesn’t propose specific cuts to the Medicaid program, but Cuomo’s goal is to achieve $2.5 billion in savings […]

Nursing Home Providers Sue Over NY’s Decision to ‘Damn the Torpedoes’ and Implement $246M in Medicaid Cuts

A coalition of nursing home providers in New York State on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Health (DOH), alleging violations of federal and state law with regard to hundreds of millions in Medicaid funding cuts. “These rate reductions were motivated purely out of budgetary concerns, with no consideration for the residents […]

New York’s Top-Rated Nursing Homes Less Likely to Admit Poor Patients

Five-star nursing homes in the state of New York are less likely to admit low-income residents than one-star facilities in the state, according to an investigation by The Buffalo News published on Sunday. Using data from the state Department of Health (DOH) from 2017, the publication found that those who enter New York nursing homes […]

NY’s Medicaid Cut ‘Will Without Question Damage’ Nursing Home Finances

A workgroup authorized by the state of New York predicted dire outcomes for the Empire State’s skilled nursing facilities in a statement and recommendations delivered to various state departments on Friday. In the statement, the Nursing Home Acuity Workgroup described the planned change in methodology as “using unrepresentative resident assessment data.” Specifically, the state Department […]

NY Falls Short on Nursing Home Enforcement, State Senator Says

New York is among the top 10 states with the greatest number of nursing homes. But according to one state senator, the Empire State isn’t doing enough to enforce its existing regulations for standards of care — and needs new legislation to bring nursing homes up to speed. State Sen. Robert Ortt, a Republican whose […]