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New Studies of Bush Administration $770 Million SNF Medicare Cut Find Seniors' Care Jeopardized, Local Jobs Lost, National and State Economies Threatened
Date:5/13/2008

06,468 $4,524,360,004

Income

Impacts ($) $480,247,872 $141,926,326 $1,156,905,124 $1,779,079,322

Employment

Impacts (jobs) 15,607 3,469 24,454 43,530

State & Local

Tax Revenue ($) $230,915,715

Federal Tax

Revenue ($) $430,426,858

Source: The Lewin Group analyses of the IMPLAN model.

Direct effect represents the impact (e.g. change in employment or

revenues) for the expenditures and/or production values specified as

direct final demand changes.

Indirect effect represents the impact (e.g. change in employment) caused

by the iteration of industries purchasing from industries resulting from

direct final demand changes.

Induced effect represents the impacts on all local industries caused by

the expenditures of new household income generated by the direct and

indirect effects of direct final demand changes.

Total effect is the sum of the direct, indirect and induced effects.

(1) 42 CFR Part 413, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2009, p. 29-31.

A complete copy of the Lewin Group analysis can be found at http://www.ahca.org and http://www.aqnhc.org.

Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of AHCA, also said a separate analysis of the $770 million CMS Medicare cuts finds the regulatory changes will incur an $11.12 per patient day (PPD) cut in Medicare-financed nursing home care nationally, and will have the most significant negative impact on seniors in California, Florida, New York, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and Mass
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