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Kansas long-term care providers struggle financially


January 19, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Owners and advocates of long-term care providers in Kansas say they're being squeezed financially on several fronts.

Advocates told the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday that Kansas providers face grave financial hardships due to low reimbursement rates, backlogs in processing Medicaid applications and a recent spike in civil penalties for health and safety violations, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

Such facilities in the Midwest reported operating at a net loss of about 0.5 percent in 2016, according to a recent survey by Minnesota-based consul...

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