According to responses noted in the recent Avalere Health, LLC survey Skilled Nursing Facility Response to FY 2012 Medicare Payment Reductions patient care will likely take a step back due to reduced staff, postponed facility improvements and reduced therapy. Avalere Health, LLC received 292 responses representing about 3,000 facilities; virtually all states were represented and the facilities surveyed ranged in size from small (less than 100 beds) to medium (between 100-1000 beds) to large (more than 1000 beds).
Some of the findings from the survey are very alarming: 36.8% of the respondents expect to layoff direct service staff, 23.5% plan to significantly delay or cancel the opening of new facilities and/or expansion of existing facilities and 37% expect to indefinitely postpone or cancel hiring of direct service staff.
With budgets, regulations and uncertainties, it is nice to have a partner that shares the same values; one who is dedicated to providing customer service at the lowest possible price. Please contact us if we can help you during this turbulent time.
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