CMS Reportedly Exploring Nursing Home Medicaid Spending Requirement Tied to Patient Care

The federal government could soon require nursing homes across the country to spend most of their Medicaid payments on direct patient care, according to a Kaiser Health News report.

While not yet formally proposed, the Biden administration’s strategy would limit the amount of Medicaid dollars used on operations, maintenance and capital improvements or considered profits.

If the measure is in fact enacted, this would be the first time the federal government will have had a say on where nursing homes should spend their federal funding, according to the KHN article.

“We want to make sure that the dollars get to

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