On Tuesday, the Colorado House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1228, which would increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing facilities statewide.       Sponsor Rep. Jenny Willford (D-Northglenn) testified that the aim is to improve reimbursement for nursing facility services by incentivizing access to care for Coloradans with … Read more

In 2018, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) brought attention to a workforce crisis facing nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the state.     Its report pointed to crisis levels of workforce availability and nursing turnover rates that affected the quality of care at these homes where older residents, many of whom are … Read more