A new state policy that took effect in January is designed to shut down nursing
A new state policy that took effect in January is designed to shut down nursing home beds in favor of residential care or boarding homes, with one goal being to shut down 800 nursing-home beds in two years by making it harder for individuals to qualify medically for admission. Eighty percent of nursing home stays are paid by Medicaid, and the program paid more than $21,000 for each patient living in a nursing home in Maine in 1993. Health-care regulators in the state believe as much as 20 percent of all nursing-home residents could live in alternative arrangements for far less money. Details, related article.
Medical care, Nursing homes
"A new state policy that took effect in January is designed to shut down nursing" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 12959.
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