Pennsylvania Nursing Home Withheld Funds

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This week, it was announced that the nursing home industry is suing the state of Pennsylvania for “illegally with[holding] more than $150 million that was intended to help long-term facilities shoulder the financial burden of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The lawsuit claims that the state did not provide payments required by law to nursing homes, “depriving them of crucial funding to fight the pandemic.” Amidst accusations, the state has denied these claims. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic. In Pennsylvania alone, more than 40,000 residents have contracted the virus, with over 7,000 dying from it.

Nursing homes claim that they were already in a “precarious financial state heading into the pandemic because of the chronic state underfunding of the Medicaid program.” Nursing homes are in a perpetual shortage of PPE, test results are often slow, and employees are exhausted from working throughout the pandemic.

For more on this lawsuit, read here.

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