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.