LeadingAge Statement on the Medicare Payment Rate for Skilled Nursing Facilities

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are appalled that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chose to implement an 11.1% across-the-board rate cut for skilled nursing facilities in 1 year.

"We believe that any across the board cut is unwarranted and problematic, and one of this magnitude is unprecedented."

LeadingAge is an association of 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. We advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

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