Navigation Links
New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation
Date:5/28/2008

Texas Health Care Association: Rising Energy and Food Costs, Existing Medicaid Squeeze Already Pose Problem for Texas Facilities

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study analyzing how Medicare budget cuts proposed by the Bush Administration will impact rural America's seniors and nursing homes finds Texas will be the second hardest-hit state in the nation, prompting the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) to warn that yet another funding cut related to long term care financing simply adds to the already significant challenges posed by rising energy and food costs, and a state Medicaid payment rate that ranks 49th in the nation in terms of accurately meeting facility reimbursement rates.

"Our top policy objective is to ensure every Texan who needs it has ready, ongoing access to quality nursing home care -- but on almost every front, seniors and the facilities statewide who care for them face more funding hurdles and threats to an already-problematic long term care funding environment," warned Tim Graves, President of THCA. "These new Medicare cuts fall on top of state Medicaid funding rates that do not come close to financing the actual cost of providing quality care, and on top of sharply rising energy and food costs. We respectfully urge the Bush Administration to reconsider moving forward with these cuts."

At issue is the fact the Bush Administration issued a proposed regulation on May 1, 2008, that would cut Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) payments to account for a "forecasting error" made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2005. CMS administers federal Medicare and Medicaid funding on behalf of the Administration. In making the "correction," CMS will cut Texas' total Part A SNF funding in FY 2009 by $45.7 million -- $8.2 million of which is cuts to rural seniors and the facilities who care for them. Texas' rural patient per day (PPD) cut is $10.05, according to the AHCA
'/>"/>

SOURCE Texas Health Care Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... Spring, Md. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... (CHEST) recently released guidelines for the management and ... Pharmacological Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: ... are free to view for clinicians, and provide ... PAH. , The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Neward, NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... top-10 finish at The Ridgewood County Club during The ... leader board in each of the tournament’s four rounds, ... through the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New ... BCBSNJ challenged Hoffmann, a Wyckoff native playing before family ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side ... flashes, according to a study by a Yale School ... study published in the Aug. 27 online issue of ... moderate to severe hot flashes also called vasomotor ... Women with VMS experience more than feeling hot; other ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who struggled with ... their brain, researchers are reporting. The findings might ... ways to predict, prevent and treat the illness, according ... The researchers conducted brain scans on 30 volunteers, ages ... years, and a control group of 23 young adults ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Ticket Down is a dependable source for ... in Santa Clara. Levi’s Stadium is a brand new ... July and will host their first international soccer match on ... two of the best teams that are both coming off ... to continue their successes from the tournament in this international ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pulmonary Hypertension Association Endorses CHEST Guidelines for Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults 2Health News:Morgan Hoffmann, PGA TOUR Pro & Wyckoff Native, golfs and walks his way to top 10 finish at The Barclays while raising additional $7,500 for charity 2Health News:The high cost of hot flashes: Millions in lost wages preventable 2Health News:Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 3
... Volunteers Trained Across the US and Canada DULUTH, ... welfare of animals and raising public awareness about rabies, ... international, nonprofit pet disaster relief organization, to provide rabies ... of this effort, Merial technical service veterinarians are traveling ...
... to the Field of Health Care Public Relations, Through ... Society of America (PRSA) and Ketchum ... PRSA Health Academy,s Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award ... work and leadership in health care public relations.The award ...
... Veterinary Care Digital Imaging and Data Management Providers ... Eklin Medical Systems, a leading provider of ... Communications Systems) and practice management software (VIA(R)) for ... Thorn as the company,s West Coast ultrasound representative. ...
... the food poisoning bug Salmonella feeds on to ... of Salmonella ,s weakness for sugar could provide a ... lead to vaccine strains to protect against other disease-causing bacteria, ... anyone has identified the nutrients that sustain Salmonella ...
... contaminating food supplies and are a huge commercial pest, but ... role in the management of endangered species. , The flour ... the model in a major new study into the consequences ... this summer. , Inbreeding is a potentially important problem in ...
... to Enable System Turn-On At Grand Opening and ... LodgeNet Healthcare, a division of LodgeNet Interactive ... leading provider of interactive patient television solutions, today ... is now serving patients at the Oklahoma Heart ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Taking a Bite Out of Rabies: Merial Provides Rabies Awareness and Prevention Training to Noah's Wish Pet Disaster Relief Organization 2Health News:Taking a Bite Out of Rabies: Merial Provides Rabies Awareness and Prevention Training to Noah's Wish Pet Disaster Relief Organization 3Health News:Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 2Health News:Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 3Health News:Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 4Health News:Eklin Medical Systems Appoints Juan Thorn as West Coast Ultrasound Sales Representative 2Health News:Salmonella's sweet tooth predicts its downfall 2Health News:Beetles drive groundbreaking conservation project 2Health News:LodgeNet Healthcare Announces Deployment of Interactive Patient Television System in Oklahoma Heart Hospital 2Health News:LodgeNet Healthcare Announces Deployment of Interactive Patient Television System in Oklahoma Heart Hospital 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... DALLAS , August 27, 2014 ... "Dental Equipment Market By Products (Dental Radiology, CAD/CAM, Dental Chairs, ... 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Dental Equipment Market ... from $5,416.3 million in 2014, growing at a ... Browse 95 market data tables and 61 ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... TAMPA, Fla. , Aug. 27, 2014 ... announced today that it has released a preview of ... helping the pharmaceutical industry avoid drug shortages and maintain ... world-wide. The Plan, a first for ... pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry members and describes how industry ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 ResearchMoz presents ...  Laparoscopes Market Outlook to 2020. New report, "United ... data on the United States Laparoscopes market . ... volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) ... and Flexible Tip Video Laparoscopes), Robotic Surgical Systems and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 3ISPE Releases First Look at its Plan to Prevent Drug Shortages 2ISPE Releases First Look at its Plan to Prevent Drug Shortages 3ISPE Releases First Look at its Plan to Prevent Drug Shortages 4United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 2United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 3United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 4United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 5
MT-BT-5011-25 Prostate seeding needle (set of 25 unloaded needles).,MT-BT-5011-P Prostate seeding needle, pre-plugged and pre-sterilized, unloaded or for use with MEDTECs ASAP™ pre-load seedin...
... classes of resectoscope electrodes for urological ... roller bar & ball, and coagulating. ... specifically integrated into the ACMI resectoscope. ... minimal bleeding, increased visibility, and decreased ...
... and MRO™-2005 Rigid Percutaneous Nephroscopes combine ... throughput capacity with proven MRO performance. ... with small size sheaths. The MRO™-20 ... easy positioning during percutaneous procedures. The ...
... Olympus SurgMaster OES Pro Resectoscope is based ... standard resectoscope and enables the surgeon to ... by exchanging the working element, HF cable ... be upgraded for resection in saline, supporting ...
Medicine Products: