A New York group is pressing legislators to include the state's Medicaid-funded Assisted Living Program in an existing captial financing program.
Christine Wise-Valdez with the Empire State Association for Assisted Living says including the Assisted Living Program in the $1.2 billion Capital Restructuring Financing Program will enhance the quality and financial viability of New York's health and long-term care delivery system. Wise-Vazquez says the Assisted Living Program that serves low-income seniors with nursing home-eligible care that is more home-like and at a more relaxed pace. She says the ALP has the potential to save the state millions in Medicaid dollars, as its Medicaid reimbursement rate is half the nursing home rate.
Posted Friday, March 7th 2014 @ 5am by Jim Donovan