Friday, March 9, 2012

Lacking Medicaid Waiver, NJ Postpones Overhaul of Long-Term Care

Officials assure Assembly Budget Committee lost of anticipated savings won't lead to cuts
By Beth Fitzgerald, March 1, 2012 in Education

Massive changes to the state's long-term care program will be delayed at least six months, as officials continue to await the federal government's approval to their request to change how nursing homes and home care are reimbursed under Medicaid. The state has asked the feds for a Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver, which will allow them to encourage more of New Jersey's elderly to remain in their homes for a longer period of time, rather than force them to move to a nursing home.

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