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Community Businesses Impacted by Looming Cuts to Long Term Care Federal Funding
Date:5/28/2009

Form Coalition to Mobilize Support for Local LTC Economies

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoCares, a national coalition designed and launched this week as the voice and advocate in Washington, DC for community businesses and organizations that support the long term care industry by providing vital services directly and tangentially related to the care of the nation's elderly, announced today its opposition to any loss of federal funding that could threaten the viability of local economies often dependent on long term care facilities that serve as core contributors to business communities. CoCares has already gained major support and recognition from key partners, communities, and organizations across the U.S.

"My company serves over 300 long term care facilities throughout the state of California and we understand, first hand, the federal funding challenges faced by providers and caregivers that take care of our elderly through all levels of care," said Tiffany Karlin, CEO of Accurate Business Results, a healthcare consulting firm based in Long Beach specializing in Medicare and Medicaid cost report preparation for skilled nursing facilities and a CoCares member. "Long term care is my business and we provide essential reimbursement and healthcare operational services to providers who need our expertise. My team hears the challenges faced by our clients and recognizes the importance that our President and elected officials identify the depth and expanse of their policy decisions. It is their decisions that directly affect the livelihood of not just the long term care providers, but also businesses like mine who support them."

CoCares was established to raise awareness that cuts in Medicare or Medicaid funding not only compromises patient care and effective programs for nursing homes but also directly and indirectly diminishes sustainable jobs and economic vitality in states and commu
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