a medicare rate adjustment that cuts an estimated $16 billion in nursing home funding over the next 10 years was enacted at week's end by the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services — on top of state-level cuts or flat-funding that already had the industry reeling.
and congress is debating slashing billions more in medicare funding as part of health care reform.
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nursing homes are closing at an alarming rate, state funds are being cut.
this is really scary for nurses since this is before health care reform. next hospitals will be cutting back more. tough times for all nurses and non nurses.