Missouri Senate bill could boost payments to nursing homes


February 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed a bill that could boost Medicaid payments for nursing homes.

The legislation given initial approval Wednesday would require reimbursement rates for long-term care facilities to be recalculated annually.

Legislative researchers estimate it could result in an additional $92 million for nursing homes in the 2019 budget, including $33 million from state funds and $59 million from federal funds. That could rise to an estimated $166 million in 2020 and $229 million in 2021.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown, the chairman of the S...

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