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Health portion of Beshear's budget would help nursing homes, fund training and retention of nurses; mental health, and more

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Health portion of Beshear's budget would help nursing homes, fund training and retention of nurses; mental health, and more






By Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Beshear previewed the health portion of his budget plan Wednesday, with new money for nursing homes, retention and recruitment of nurses, along with funding for senior hunger and mental health. Beshear will deliver his budget address at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, Jan. 13. In an unprecedented move that he called a stunt, Republicans who control the House filed their own version of the budget Friday. There are many differences in the plans for spending the state's money from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024, but Beshear said, "Any of our values that they fund more than we do, we're in favor of it."The legislature makes the final decisions on the budget. The Democratic governor can remove line items with vetoes, but Republicans can override him with simple majorities in the House and Senate.Nursing home relief: Both plans would keep paying nursing homes the additional $29 a day they have been getting for each of their Medicaid patients during the pandemic. The money comes mainly from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The normal federal match rate for Medicaid is 72%, but that has been increased 6.2% during the pandemic.The state is asking CMS to re-approve this additional funding retroactive to Jan. 1 and until the end of the federal health emergency, which is expected to be extended at least one more time, said Betsy Johnson, president of the Kentucky Association of Health Car...
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Publication date: 13-01-2022 16:07
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