Join us in Advocating for Nursing Homes!

Join us in Advocating for Nursing Homes!

Nursing homes have been dealing with chronic Medicaid underfunding for over 5 years.  DSHS has reported that most recently this underfunding is nearly $117 million dollars for one year.  Currently the House Appropriations Committee is considering HB 1275.  This piece of legislation would put annual rebasing and annual inflation in statute.  This would help to combat the underfunding that has plagued the nursing home industry.  Annual rebasing provides for updating costs used to set medicaid rates every year, using the costs from two years prior.  Annual inflation would use the consumer price index to set an inflation percent that would be applied to both direct care and indirect care.

We are asking for your help in encouraging the House Appropriations Committee to vote yes on HB 1275!  Please take a few minutes to complete the form here.  If any of your legislators are on the House Appropriations Committee, you will be able to send them a message asking them to please consider voting yes on this legislation.




David Carter | Director, Health Care Finance & Policy

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