Rep. Matt Lori Tuesday (September 20th) announced that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that removes the need for the Legislature to revisit an assessment levied on nursing homes and long-term care facilities every year.
“This law makes a very common-sense amendment to correct deficits in the assessments for nursing homes and long-term care facilities without requiring the program to be resubmitted every year for legislative adjustment,” said Lori, R-Constantine. “The measure allows these vital facilities to match available federal funds for reimbursement, which makes perfect sense in this economy.”
PA 144 amends the public health code and makes a technical change to the nursing home and hospital Quality Assurance Assessment Program, which is used to offset the cost incurred with Medicaid patients. Currently the public health code is amended annually by the Legislature to reflect appropriations based on the Quality Assurance Assessment Program.
He added that the new law provides that the same assessment rules are applied to both nursing homes and hospitals.
Source: News release and photo from state Rep. Matt Lori