Adult Medical Day Centers In Danger Of Closing

Cuts to adult medical day care facilities statewide will be less severe than originally proposed, but advocates for such centers believe the reduction will still negatively impact the industry, and in turn, senior citizens who rely on those services. Instead of a 19 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements, there will be a less than 10 percent decrease proposed in the budget, which is being voted on by the Legislature Thursday. The state is cutting the rate paid to providers from $86 to $78.50 instead of $70, which was initially proposed, facility administrators said. David Pascrell, a lobbyist for the New Jersey Adult Day Services Association, said some of the 131 centers are still in danger of closing. “I don’t know that providers are not going to close with a 9 percent cut. This is an industry where gas prices go up, expenses are increasing,” he said. Read full star ledger article here.

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