Big Rate Increase for Nursing home Care in Indiana’s Assisted Living Crisis

Indiana will now pay higher reimbursement rates for some types of in-home nursing care, but industry experts say the rate increase falls far short of the sweeping rate reforms needed to impact the state’s home nursing crisis.

Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration recently approved the increase after waiting months for the proposed rate hike to gain federal approval. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the rate hike last month, admittedly just a few weeks after WTHR’s Gasping for Care's investigation highlighted a severe shortage of home nurses that has created a healthcare crisis in Indiana, which it took effect February 1, 2020. 

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