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Assisted Living Group Seeks Inclusion In State Budget Fund

 
Assisted Living Group Seeks Inclusion In State Budget Fund
Posted Friday, March 7th 2014 @ 5am  by Jim Donovan


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.

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