Friday, February 25, 2011

Nursing homes provide quality, efficient care to Florida's most vulnerable seniors

Marilyn Wood, president of Opis Management Resources, which operates 10 skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility, testified before the Senate HHS Committee on Wednesday, expressing concerns that the current Senate Medicaid reform bill as written threatens quality nursing home care. "The only way managed care as envisioned in this bill would achieve the mandated 7% savings is to cut provider rates, which would force reduced services for frail, vulnerable seniors." Watch her testimony below.

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