Seven Montana Nursing Homes Close Due To Staffing, Inflation, “Anemic” Medicaid Reimbursement Rates.

July 31, 2022

The Helena (MT) Independent Record (7/31, Schabacker) reports on seven skilled nursing facilities across Montana “that have closed in 2022 due to anemic Medicaid reimbursement rates, staffing, wage pressures and inflation.”

        The Missoulian (MT) (7/31, Schabacker) reports, “As more facilities close, accessing a nursing home bed covered by Medicaid is becoming more and more difficult.” Although “occupancy may be low at facilities throughout the state, the Medicaid beds in Montana are nearly full.” The majority of “nursing homes limit the number of Medicaid patients they’re willing to take because of the deficit in Medicaid reimbursement.”

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