As we bid a fond farewell to 2012, with its many memories and special moments, we thought to share with you our 10 most-read blog posts published this year. Not only do these article provide an enjoyable look-back at 2012, they also provide an overview of some interesting skilled nursing-related topics that we'll continue to cover in 2013.
Big changes are ahead for New York residents who need long-term care services and rely on the Medicaid system to pay for those services.
Governor Cuomo has endorsed a plan that has been put together by his long-term care Medicaid task force. Under the new plan there will be a heavy reliance on what are referred to as Managed Long-Term Care Plans (MLTC).
It has been a wild roller coaster ride in New York State government since Andrew Cuomo took the reigns. Governor Cuomo was saddled with a very tough financial situation and has made some good headway in beginning to get our State back on it's feet again. One thing that everyone agrees upon is that there is still a long way to go. As we search for solutions, one basic concept seems pretty clear. State government is either going to need to do more with less or completely discontinue programs and services that have been offered in the past. The last few months has revealed what some of these changes are to be in the area of Medicaid reimbursement for Long Term Care. Providers are beginning to see what the future will look like.