Sequester to cost York County nursing home about $25,000-$30,000

Automatic federal budget cuts are expected to cost the York County nursing home between $25,000 and $30,000, nursing home administrator Marlin Peck said Tuesday.

As part of the automatic federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, Medicare payments to hospitals, doctors and other health care providers will decrease by 2 percent.

Chuck Noll, the top administrator for York County, said the sequester cuts for the nursing home are nominal compared to other reductions, but it shows that “there’s no relief.”

In the 2013 budget presentation, Noll said that Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates have not kept pace with the costs of long term care. The county is budgeting a $7.1 million subsidy for Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 2013.



About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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One Response to Sequester to cost York County nursing home about $25,000-$30,000

  1. Don H. says:

    This article is misleading to say the least.

    Their budget did NOT get cut. The simple matter of the fact is the $25K to $30K they are “loosing” are spending increases not given to them. In other words, the nursing home isn’t getting a pay raise this year. I don’t weep for them because we, as a nation, are broke no matter which way you cut it.

    Our national debt has increased over 43% since 2009. It’s time the government learned to live within their means. At over $50K/ person (Over $100K if you account for interest payments in the future) government has spent us all into a hole. They have done a disservice to the American people and its future.

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