Nursing Home Agreement Finalized

(Providence, RI)  --  A tentative agreement is officially being reached between the Rhode Island Office of Health and Human Services and almost 60 aggrieved nursing homes. Under the terms, the nursing homes will drop a lawsuit and will receive a two-and-a-half-percent increase in Medicaid reimbursements, rather than an eight-and-a-half-percent cut that was originally contained in a proposed state budget. Rhode Island taxpayers were on the hook for 24-million dollars in additional payments to the nursing homes after a well-documented missed appeal of the suit from an attorney who has since stepped aside. Governor Gina Raimondo says the settlement gives clarity to budget writers in future years.


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