Quality Of Nursing Home Care Declines Amid Medicaid Cuts

Jul 30, 2012

During the past fiscal year, Ohio nursing homes were cited nearly twice as often as in the previous year for putting patients at serious risk of harm. The increase in "immediate jeopardy" citations coincides with cuts in Medicaid payments. But state officials say it's too soon to say whether the payments are affecting the quality of care. The increase is the largest since the 2007-08 fiscal year.