Nursing Home Rate Modifications

This legislation would improve the way the state funds our nursing homes. Major innovation in Minnesota’s nursing facility payment system has not occurred since the 1990s. This proposal would provide a new funding system that better reimburses the actual cost of care. As a result of these realigned payments, rural facilities may be able to retain employees, as they currently often move to metro and regional centers in search of higher wages. Minnesota’s senior population is booming with roughly 60,000 people turning 65 this year, and this legislation is one of the proposals that will be introduced this year to help prepare our system for this growing population.

STATUS: The bill is in the Finance Committee. (S.F. 273)

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