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Analysis: Medicare Sequester Cuts Would Reduce SNF Payments by $9 Billion Over 10 Years

Visual_May_2010.jpgSkilled Nursing Homes in the most populous states will be the hardest hit if Congress enacts the 2% across-the-board cut in Medicare payments to providers. The 2% sequestration cuts, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2013, would reduce Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities by a total of $782.5 million in the first year. They would total $9 billion over 10 years, according to an analysis released by Avalere Health and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care.

The states that would bear the brunt of the payment cuts are: California ($75.9 million); Florida ($66 million); Texas ($51 million); New York ($47 million); Illinois ($46.2 million); New Jersey ($37.5 million); Ohio ($37.3 million); Pennsylvania ($36.9 million); Michigan ($30.2 million); Massachusetts ($28.4 million); Indiana ($25.1 million); North Carolina ($22.5 million); Maryland ($18.4 million); Virginia ($18 million) and Tennessee ($17.6 million).

(from 9/17 issue of McKnights Online)